The Russell Family

Elizabeth Frances (Russell) Hunt

Baptism: 19 July 1863, in Nobber, county Meath, Ireland

Father: Thomas Samuel Russell

Mother: Sarah Anne (Kilroy) Russell

Married: Villiers Edward Hunt on 17 April 1890 in St Stephen's church, Dublin St Stephen, county Dublin, Ireland
Villiers Edward Hunt is recorded as a bachelor, of full age, the son of Robert Hunt, Esq. Villiers is a captain in the 105th Regiment, resident is resident at Inchirourk, Askeaton, co Limerick. Elizabeth Frances Russell is recorded as a spinster, of full age, the daughter of Thomas Russell Esq. She is resident at 55 Lr Baggot St Dublin.

Children: Death: 1 April 1900, at Aughry, Annaduff, county Leitrim, Ireland
Elizabeth Frances Hunt died on April First 1900 in Aughry. She is recorded as married, aged 35 (possibly corrected to 36) years, a wife of major. The cause of death is listed as peritonitis, of duration 9 days.

Buried: St Peter's church graveyard, Templeport, county Cavan, Ireland
The inscription on his grave reads:
In loving memory of
ELIZABETH FRANCES, wife of
MAJOR V. E. HUNT, K.O., Yorkshire Light Infantry, died 1st April 1900, aged 36 years
and of the above MAJOR V. E. HUNT, died 17th August 1922.


Will: proved 10 August 1900, by Edward L. Hunt and Samuel M. Russell
Ireland Calendar of Wills 1900 p233
HUNT Elizabeth Frances  10 August Probate of the Will of Elizabeth Frances Hunt late of Aughery Dromod County Leitrim (Wife of V. E. Hunt) who died 1 April 1900 granted at Cavan to Edward L. Hunt and Samuel M. Russell Esquires  Effects 90 10s. 4d.

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Katherine Maria (Russell) Devenish

also known as "Kate" and "Kitty"

Birth: 27 December 1857, in county Meath, Ireland

Father: Thomas Samuel Russell

Mother: Sarah Anne (Kilroy) Russell

Married: Robert Devenish on 11 November 1882, in Alderney, Channel Islands, by special license. Robert and Katherine eloped.

Children: Death: 25 April 1934, in Wyoming, Hamilton county, Ohio, United States
Katherine died at 7.40 pm on April 25, 1934, in Wyoming village, Hamilton county, Ohio. The principal cause of death is myocarditis with contributory causes of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Katherine is recorded as a widow, of Robert Devenish, born on Dec. 27, 1858, in Ireland, the daughter of Thomas Russell, of Ireland. She is resident at 68 Riley Rd

Gravestone of Katherine Maria (Russell) Devenish, Thomas Samuel Devenish and Blanche Isabelle (Root) Devenish
Gravestone of Katherine Maria (Russell) Devenish, her son, Thomas Samuel Devenish, and her daughter-in-law, Blanche Isabelle (Root) Devenish, in Oak Hill cemetery, Glendale, Hamilton county, Ohio, United States
photograph by K. Jansen posted at findagrave.com
Burial: 27 April 1934 in Oak Hill cemetery, Glendale, Hamilton county, Ohio, United States

Census & Addresses:
1901: Cloonteem, Kilmore, county Roscommon
1911: Drumsna Town, Annaduff, county Leitrim
1934: 68 Riley Road, Wyoming, Hamilton county, Ohio   (Ohio Deaths 1934 #24277)

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Mary Anne (Russell) Armstrong

Birth: 24 March 1866, in Posseckstown, Nobber parish, county Meath, Ireland
Mary Anne was born on Twenty fourth March 1866 in Possextown, the daughter of Thomas Russell, farmer of Possextown and Sarah Anne Russell formerly Kilroy

Father: Thomas Samuel Russell

Mother: Sarah Anne (Kilroy) Russell

Married: _____ Armstrong

Census & Addresses:
1901: Tully, Kilmore, county Roscommon

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Samuel William Mortimer Russell

Birth: 1861

Baptism: 14 August 1861, in Nobber, county Meath, Ireland

Father: Thomas Samuel Russell

Mother: Sarah Anne (Kilroy) Russell

Married: Dora Gertrude de Lisle on 20 June 1888 in St Bartholomew, Dublin, county Dublin, Ireland
Samuel William Mortimer Russell is recorded as a bachelor, of full age, the son of Thomas Russell, Esq. Samuel is resident at Middleton Park, Killashee, county Longford. Dora Gertrude de Lisle is recorded as a spinster, of full age, the daughter of Francis de Lisle. She is resident at 35 St Mary's Road.

Dora was born in 1864/5 in Dublin, Ireland, the daughter of Francis de Lisle.

Occupation: Farmer and Magistrate

Notes: 
On 5 May 1907, a demonstration was organised against Samuel Russell in an attempt to intimidate him into selling his grazing lands.
From Hansard, 15 May 1907 (HC Deb 15 May 1907 vol 174 c969)
Kilmore Demonstration.
SIR BERKELEY SHEFFIELD (Lincolnshire, Brigg)
    I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that on Sunday, the 5th instant, a crowd of between 2,000 and 3,000 persons assembled at Kilmore, county Roscommon, near the house of Mr. Samuel Russell, a landlord and owner of several large grazing farms, for the purpose of demonstrating against him and bringing pressure to bear on him to force him to sell his grazing lands; that Mr. Russell was assaulted and stoned when returning from church; and that a force of 300 police had to be requisitioned to keep the peace; and what steps the Government are taking to prevent a repetition of any such demonstrations.

MR. BIRRELL
    In this case proceedings have been instituted against eight persons in connection with the occurrence of the 5th instant, and while those proceedings are pending I must decline to enter into the details of the case. I think it only right, however, to say that according to the police reports which I have received, 200 and not 2,000 persons were present at the meeting referred to; the police force numbered 30, not 300; and Mr. Russell was not assaulted or stoned.


The National University of Ireland, Landed Estates database contains this information regarding Samuel Mortimer Russell:
In 1906 Samuel Mortimer Russell held untenanted land at Tobernavean, parish of Athenry, barony of Clare, county Galway. Samuel Russell also held untenanted land in the county Roscommon parishes of Lissonuffy, barony of Roscommon and Kilmore, barony of Ballintober North. On 22 Feb 1911, 1,429 untenanted acres belonging to Dorothy Russell in county Roscommon were vested in the Congested Districts' Board.

Death: 3 January 1910 in Tully, Kilmore, county Roscommon, Ireland, aged 47
Samuel Mortimer Russell died on Third January 1910 in Tully. He is recorded as married, aged 47 years and a farmer. The cause of death is listed as fever enteric of 25 days duration probably perforation intestine and peritonitis of duration 12 hours.

Headstone of Samuel Mortimer Russell
Headstone of Samuel Mortimer Russell in Kilmore, county Roscommon
photo from Christine Moran
Buried: Kilmore, county Roscommon, Ireland
The headstone reads:
In Loving Memory of
SAMUEL MORTIMER RUSSELL
of Tully Lodge
Entered into rest Jan 3rd 1910
aged 48 years
He givest his beloved sleep

Will: proved 23 Mach 1910, by Dorothy Russell and Charles J. Lowry
Ireland Calendar of Wills 1910 p569
RUSSELL Samuel William Mortimer  23 March Probate of the Will of Samuel William Mortimer Russell late of Tully Lodge Drumsna County Leitrim Esquire J. P. who died 3 January 1910 granted at Dublin to Dorothy Russell the Widow and Charles J. Lowry Esquire  Effects 4,438 1s. 9d.  Resworn 4,205 13s. 4d.

Census & Addresses:
1888: Middleton Park, Killashee, county Longford   (marriage record)
1901: Tully, Kilmore, county Roscommon
1906: Tully Lodge, Kilmore, county Roscommon (Landed Estates database)

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Thomas Samuel Russell

Tully Lodge
Tully Lodge
Birth: 28 April 1829, in county Meath, Ireland

Baptism: 3 May 1829, in Nobber, county Meath, Ireland

Father: Elias Russell

Mother: Catherine _____

Married: Sarah Anne Kilroy on 22 January 1852, in Ballymachugh, county Cavan, Ireland.
Thomas is listed as single, the son of Eleas Russell. Sarah is listed as single, the daughter of Richard Kilroy.

Children: Occupation: Farmer and Magistrate

Notes:
The National University of Ireland, Landed Estates database contains this information regarding Thomas Russell of Tully Lodge:
Thomas Russell, of Slane or Nobber, county Meath, is recorded as owning almost 700 acres in county Galway in the 1870s. In 1906 Samuel Mortimer Russell held untenanted land at Tobernavean, parish of Athenry, barony of Clare, county Galway. Earlier, the Ordnance Survey Name Books had recorded Lady Russell as the proprietor of townlands in the parish of Athenry in the 1830s. Samuel Russell also held untenanted land in the county Roscommon parishes of Lissonuffy, barony of Roscommon and Kilmore, barony of Ballintober North. On 22 Feb 1911, 1,429 untenanted acres belonging to Dorothy Russell in county Roscommon were vested in the Congested Districts' Board. [It is not clear if all the above persons were related].

Death: 6 December 1902 in Tully, Kilmore parish, county Roscommon, Ireland, aged 73
Thomas Russell died on Sixth December 1902 at Tully. He is recorded as married, aged 73 years and a gentleman farmer. The cause of death is syncope of duration 2 hours.

Headstone of Thomas Samuel Russell
Headstone of Thomas Samuel Russell in Kilmore, county Roscommon
photo from Christine Moran
Buried: Kilmore, county Roscommon, Ireland
The headstone reads:
In Memory of
THOMAS RUSSELL
Tully Lodge, in this County
Born 28th April 1829
Died 6th Decr 1902


Will: proved 25 July 1903, by Samuel W. Russell and Mortimer M'Gee
Ireland Calendar of Wills 1903 p420
RUSSELL Thomas  25 July Probate of the Will of Thomas Russell late of Tully Lodge Drumsna County Leitrim Esquire J.P. who died 6 December 1902 granted at Dublin to Samuel W. Russell J.P. and Mortimer M'Gee Esquire  Effects 7,690 17s. 6d.

Census:
1901: Tully, Kilmore, county Roscommon

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