RUSS FAMILYTINTINHULL, AND BABCARY, SOMERSET, ENGLAND
Seeking information on the following members of the Russ Family emanating from Tintinhull, Somerset, England descendants of whom migrated to the USA, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.
Henry Russ was born in 1697, Tintinhull, Somerset, England, son of Henry Russ born about 1664, and Susannah Priddle born about 1668.Russ surname at this stage sometimes spelled with an "e" as in "Russe" possibly a French name. Henry Russ married Anne surname unknown.They had five children in Tintinhull, Somerset,England; 1. John Russ born 23.3.1729, 2.Henry Russ born 25.5.1732, 3. William Russ born 25.11.1734, 4. Thomas Russ Baptised 18.6.1738, and 5. Sylvanus Christened 1746.
William Russ was born 25 November, 1734, Somerset, England. his son Samuel Russ was Baptised at Tintinhull, Somerset, England on 8th July, 1770, son of William and Ann Russ (nee Horwood) who married at Tintinhull on 6.12.1756.They were both of Tintinhull.
Samuel Russ was born in 1771, Tintinhull, Somerset, England. The Tintinhull, Somerset, England Parish registers have entries showing that Samuel Russ married Honour Shearstone on 12th May, 1798.They were both of Tintinhull and had seven children baptised: Susanah and Charles 28.9.1800; Edward 23.5.1802; John 17.7.1803; Samuel and Honour 30.3.1806; William Russ baptised 2.5.1813.Samuel Russ is described as a labourer in 1813. Samuel Russ was Baptised at Tintinhull on 8th July, 1770. The son of William and Ann Russ (nee Horwood) who married at Tintinhull on 6.12.1756.They were both of Tintinhull. Samuel Russ born 1771, died at Tintinhull, Somerset, England, 16 Mar 1855, aged 84 years, occupation stated as gardener.
William Russ was born April, 1813, Tintinhull, Somerset, England.The 1841 British Census for Babcary Parish, Somerset, England showed that in Torrington Street lived William Russ aged 30, Baker by occupation, born in the county of Somerset, his wife Eliza aged 30, born in the County of Somerset, and their two children William (Henry) 3 years of age and Eliza 1 year of age, both born in the County of Somerset, England. The 1851 British Census, Babcary Parish, Somerset England shows that William Russ lived in house No. 46.He was the head of the house, 40 years of age, Baker, born in Tintinhull, Somerset, England.His wife Eliza is shown as 41 years of age, born I/Ches.. In this Census ten years hence they have seven children, all born in Babcary, Somerset, England: 1.Son Henry, 13 old Scholar, (note, in the 1841 Census this son is named William,William Henry Russ a name that carried on in the Russ family tradition) 2. Daughter Eliza 11 old Scholar. 3. Daughter Honor 9 old, scholar. 4.Daughter Louisa, 7 old, scholar. 5. Daughter Elizabeth, 5 old, scholar. 6. Son Samuel, 3 old, scholar. 7. Baby daughter Emily, 7 months old. The 1861 Babcary census shows: "Fore Street.William Russ Head, married, 50 baker by occupation, born Tintinhull.Eliza, wife, 51 old, baker's wife by occupation, born Northover. Elizabeth Russ, daughter aged 15 years, Scholar born Babcary. Samuel Russ, son, aged 13, born Babcary. The 1871 Census Babcary: William Russ, Head, married 61 old, baker, born Tintinhull.Eliza, wife, aged 62 years, born Northover, Ilchester. Elizabeth E. Russ, daughter, unmarried, aged 24, born Babcary. Samuel Russ, son, unmarried aged 22, baker, born Babcary.
William Henry Russ was born 23.8.1837 in Babcary,Somerton, Somerset, England. He was Baptised on 24 September, 1847.He is mentioned in both the 1841 and 1851 English Census.He married his first Cousin Honour Chaffey, 24.7.1860 in Tamworth Northern NSW, Australia. Shewas born 19.3.1838 in Tintinhull, Somerset,England, and had migratedto Australia less than two years previously. The List of Immigrants for the Ship "Admiral Lyons" shows that William Henry Russ also was on board the same ship which departed from Liverpool on 25th September, 1858 and arrived in Sydney on 30th December, 1858.William Henry Russ could both read and write according to the log. William Henry Russ and Honour Chaffey had eleven children all born in Tamworth Northern NSW Australia: 1. Eliza Russ baptised 24.7.1860, and2. William Henry Russ, born 1861, died 16.7.1919,3.Samuel Adolphus Russ born 24.10.1863, died 17.2.1923 buried at Turkey Creek, married NSW 10.12.1888 to Clara Jane Crotty born 1867 died 25.4.1908 buried at Broome.(Their son Frederick Adolphus Russ born 1890 and died 1975 is one ofthe subjects of the book "Bulls and Boabs" by Athol Thomas. Fred Russ owned the Gibb River Cattle Station 500,000 acres of the toughest most isolated cattle country in Australia.)4. Emily 27.3.1865, 5. Charles Edward Russ, born 22.6.1866, died 20.11.1867 Tamworth, 6. Honor Sophia Russ born 1.5.1868, 7. Elizabeth Russ born 27.8.1869, 8. Louisa Russ born 20.7.1871, 9. Frederick Charles Russ born 17.3.1873, died 28.8.1889 Tamworth, 10.Stenza or Thirza Ellen Russ born 30.9.1874, 11. Edward Joseph Robert Russ, born 14.10.1879.William Henry Russ also had a further child to his second wife Margaret Hooker who he married on 3 September, 1895 named John Sugg Russ born 1898 in Tamworth Northern NSW. William Henry Russdied on 14th May, 1918 in Tamworth, NSW, Australia