Dear Veronica, Thanks for you reply to my enquiry. My Mary Russell was born in 1821 (I am sorry I must have put in the wrong date) Airdrie,(she went on to marry a John Sharp and a William Tod /Eadie) her parents were -Henry Russell amd Helen Fergus. She also had a brother named Henry Russell he too was born in Airdrie abt 1831.
According to census records her father Henry Russell was an Ironminer and was born in Clackmannanshire.
Sorry I haven't got any other info at present. It seems that the Russells had moved to Airdrie and had most of their children there. The wife Helen Fergus died before 1851 Henry is down as a widow on the 1851 census, Airdrie.
Thanks for your email and you never know we may have a connection with the Russell surname somewhere along the line.