Saturday, 27 September 2008

Russell in the 1990s

Russell in the 1990s
Originally uploaded by Boxbrownie3

JCR lives on as Russell, the 1906 Hunslet built locomotive, originally ordered for the Portmadoc, Beddgelert and South Snowdon Railway. Shown here in the 1990s at Porthmadog with the late and much missed Cliff Jones driving. Russell is currently undergoing a very major overhaul at the works of the Welsh Highland Railway Ltd

Saturday, 13 September 2008

JCR and his property interests

At one time JCR owned The Duke of York public house, Boxalls Lane, Aldershot. This must have been in the 1900s as he was living at Longdene, Haslemere, at the time.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Russell's household in 1881 at Queen's Gate, London

At the time of the census in 1881 Russell was unmarried and living at 86 Queens Gate, London. The house was occupied as follows:

James C. Russell - Barrister At Law In Practice
Francis Penelope Russell - Sister
Lucy Janet Russell - Sister
Jessie Russell - Sister
Elizabeth Beer - Servant - Cook - from Tiverton, Devon, England
Elizabeth Dyer - Servant - Nursemaid - from Taffent, Wiltshire
Catherine Wilson - Under Servant - from Yerdham, Essex, England
Charles Walker - Servant - from - Peters Hereford

Russell with 'the dog who owned his master' on his yacht

Russell with 'the dog who owned his master' on his yacht
Originally uploaded by Boxbrownie3

Towards the latter part of Russell's life he spent a lot of his time in Scotland at his house at Creag Mhor, Onich, which is now a hotel. He was a member of the Royal Highland Yacht Club and had a steam yacht with the rather prosaic name of "Madge". The picture shows Russell with Blackie a mongrel who features in several photographs with JCR

Russell as expert on family law

Russell was the editor with Robert Bruce Russell, one of his brothers, of several editions of a classic of family law "The Rights and Liabilities of Husband And Wife" originally written by John Fraser Macqueen (1803-1881).