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Russell of Killowen, Baron (UK, 1894 - 1900)


Creation: let.pat. 7 May 1894


Extinct: 10 Aug 1900


Family name: Russell




Argent a Lion rampant Gules on a chief Sable three Escallops of the field the whole within a Bordure engrailed Vert


A Goat passant Argent armed Or charged on the body with three Trefoils slipped fesswise Vert


Dexter: A Goat Or semée of Trefoils slipped Vert and gorged with a Collar Gemel Gules;  Sinister: A Lion reguardant Or semée of Escallops Gules and gorged with a like collar


 Che sera sera (What will be, will be)



Charles [Russell], Baron Russell of Killowen, GCMG PC

1st son and heir of Arthur Russell, brewer, of Scafield House, Killowen, co. Down, by his wife Margaret Hamill, widow of John Hamill, a merchant of Belfast, and dau. of Matthew Mullin, also of Belfast


10 Nov 1832


10 Aug 1858 Ellen Mulholland (d. 10 Mar 1918), 1st dau. of Dr James Stevenson Mulholland, of Belfast, by his wife Maria Coleman


1. Hon Arthur Joseph Russell, barrister 1886, Judge, Wandsworth County Court (b. 19 Feb 1861; dsp. 22 Nov 1907), mar. 7 Oct 1891 Florence Cuming (d. 21 Jul 1933), only dau. of Dr James Cuming, of Belfast

2. Hon Sir Charles Russell, 1st Bt., KCVO, founding partner Charles Russell & Co, solicitor for British Agents before the Behring Sea Arbitration Commission 1893, for the Canadian Government and the Jockey Club Stewards, member of the London County Council 1910-13, cr. a Baronet of the United Kingdom 18 Jan 1916 with remainder to the heirs male of the body of his father (b. 8 Jul 1863; dspm. 27 Mar 1928), mar. 1889 Adah Walmsley Williams (d. 28 Jan 1959), dau. of Lieut William Williams RN, of Glanmawddach, Dolgelly, by his wife Adeline Walmsley, yst. dau. of Sir Joshua Walmsley MP, of Waventree Hall, co. Lancaster, Smilslea Park, co. Leicester, and Hume Towers and Wolverton Park, co. Hampshire, and had issue

3. Hon Cyril Russell (b. 1865; d. 14 May 1920), mar. 25 Jan 1893 Helen Mary Pirie (d. 22 Aug 1937), dau. of Alexander George Pirie, of Leckmelm, co. Ross, and had issue

4. Hon Francis (Frank) Xavier Russell, later Baron Russell of Killowen (2nd cr.)

5. Lt Col Hon Bertrand Joseph Russell DSO (b. 12 Aug 1878 ; d. 9 May 1960), mar. (1) 15 Jul 1902 Dorothy Leeming (d. 24 Feb 1921), dau. of John George Leeming, and (2) 31 Oct 1922 (div. 1936) Mavis Winifred Hazell, only dau. of Frederick Hazell, of Frinton-on-Sea, co. Essex, and had issue by both wives

1. Lilian Frances Russell (b. 20 Apr 1859; dvp. 2 Nov 1864)

2. Hon Eileen Mary Russell (b. 15 Jan 1865; d. 6 Apr 1941), mar. 4 Feb 1891 Douglas Lyon Holms (d. 30 Aug 1924), 1st son of John Holms MP, and had issue

3. Hon Mary Gertrude Russell, a nun (b. 3 Mar 1874; d. 1 Dec 1960)

4. Hon Lillian Russell (b. 17 Feb 1878; d. 9 Oct 1949), mar. 3 May 1906 Henry Olpherts Drummond, of Farr Lodge, Henley-on-Thames (d. 29 Mar 1928), 2nd son of Dr James Drummond, and had issue

5. Hon Margaret Russell (b. 21 Apr 1879; d. 27 Oct 1945)


10 Aug 1900


7 May 1894 for life Baron Russell of Killowen, of Killowen in the County of Down


admitted a solicitor 1854; barrister, Lincoln's 1859, QC and Bencher 1872, Treasurer 1892; Member of Parliament Independent Liberal) for Dundalk 1880-85 and for South Hackney 1885-94; Attorney-General 1886 and 1892-94; knighted 1886; Counsel for British claims before the Behring Sea Arbitration Commission 1893; GCMG 1893; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1894-1900; Lord Chief Justice of England 1894; Privy Councillor 1894; British Arbitrator on the Venezuela Boundary Arbitration Tribunal 1899


 First written 17 Sep 2004



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