Person:John Russell (171)

John Russell
b.Est 1597
m. Bef 1624
  1. Rev. John RussellAbt 1627 - 1692
  2. Philip RussellEst 1639 - 1693
  • HJohn RussellEst 1597 - 1680
  • WDorothy _____Est 1603 - Bef 1694
m. Est 1649
Facts and Events
Name[1] John Russell
Gender Male
Birth[1][3] Est 1597
Marriage Bef 1624 to Phebe Collins
Emigration[1] 1635
Residence[1] 1635 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Other[1] 3 Mar 1635/36 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United StatesAdmitted freeman of Massachusetts Bay.
Marriage Est 1649 to Dorothy _____
Residence[1] Bef 1655 Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States[CCCR 1:274]
Residence[1] Bef 1661 Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States[HamPR 1:6]
Will[1] 7 Apr 1680 Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Death[1] 8 May 1680 Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Estate Inventory[1] 13 Sep 1680 £242 4s., of which £182 was real estate.
Probate[1] 28 Sep 1680 Will proved.

John first appears in New England records when admitted to freemanship 3 March 1635/6 (tenth in a sequence of eleven Cambridge men) [MBCR 1:371]. He held a number of minor offices in Cambridge and Connecticut, and received several land grants.

In his will, dated 7 April 1680 and proved 28 September 1680, "Jno. Russel Senior of Hadley" bequeathed to "my eldest son Jno. Russel, pastor to the Church of Christ at Hadley, half of my estate according to the valuation thereof (excepting what is hereafter excepted)"; to "my son Philip Russel the other half of my estate & my wearing apparel (excepting only what hereafter is excepted)"; to "my loving wife Dorothy Russel three pounds to be paid by my two sons equally out of the legacies to them abovementioned"; and appointed "my loving sons John Russel, Gentleman, & Philip Russel as my sole executors" [HampPR 2:4].

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 John Russell, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS, 1999-2011)

    ORIGIN: Unknown (but associations indicate Ipswich or nearby).
    MIGRATION: 1635 (based on admission to freemanship on 3 March 1635/6 [MBCR 1:371]).
    CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Cambridge church prior to 3 March 1635/6 implied by freemanship.
    FREEMAN: 3 March 1635/6 (tenth in a sequence of eleven Cambridge men) [MBCR 1:371].
    BIRTH: About 1597 ("aged 83 years" at death on 8 May 1680 [HamVR 80]).
    DEATH: Hadley 8 May 1680 "aged 83 years" [HamVR 80; HampPR 2:4].
    MARRIAGE: (1) By about 1624 Phebe Collins, baptized at Bramford, Suffolk, 3 March 1604/5, daughter of John Collins [TAG 23:149-53]. She died at Cambridge on 8 July 1642.
    (2) By an unknown date Dorothy (_____) Smith, widow of HENRY SMITH {1637, Charlestown} [Hale, House 730-33].

  2.   John Russell, in Sibley, John Langdon. Biographical Sketches of Graduates of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Cambridge, Mass.: C.W. Sever, 1873- 1885)

    From profile of his son, class of 1645: Rev. John Russell, M. A., of Hadley, born in England, was son of John Russell, glazier, who came to Cambridge, Massachusetts, was admitted freeman 3 March, 1635-6, a month after the Cambridge church gathering, removed to Wethersfield, Connecticut, and afterward to Hadley, Massachusetts, where he died 3 May, 1680.

  3. Great Migration: In 1947 Winifred Lovering Holman reported the claim, made by Albert B. Russell, that John Russell derived from Cretingham, Suffolk [TAG 23:151] No evidence to support this claim was provided. Cretingham is about twelve miles north of Ipswich.