Biography of James Cholmeley Russell (1841-1912), the barrister, financier, property developer and railway entrepreneur. He was a key shareholder of the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways company from which the Welsh Highland Railway Company ultimately emerged.
Regularly updated and revised as more information comes to light.
James Cholmeley Russell died 100 years ago - 29th August 1912 at Haslemere. He lies with his wife Eleanor Russell and next to his mother in law Catherine Elizabeth Broome. Upper picture shows flowers on JCR's grave placed there in memory of him and his wife on 29th August 2012 by the blogger