Mary Russell (née Bannerman)

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Claimant or beneficiary


Scottish absentee, identified in the compensation records as of Finzean, Kincardine O'Neil, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, claimant for the compensation for the enslaved people on Mill Hill on Antigua which might have been intercepted by George Fraser, the London mortgagee. In the Slave Registers from 1817 onwards, registration was made by her attorneys.

  1. Lockhart Russell of Southampton, whose will was proved 13/02/1798, left the Mill Hill and Gardeners estates in Antigua for life to his wife Rachel Russell nee Yeamans and then to his nephew Francis Russell. Under the will of Frances [sic] Russell of Blackhall [indexed as 'of Banchory Ternan'] Kincardineshire proved 08/01/1807, Francis left the estates to his wife Mary Russell otherwise Bannerman, subject to the life interest of Lockhart Russell's widow Rachel, as well as £10,000 and the annuity of £600 p.a. that he in turn had been left by Lockhart Russell during the life of Francis' aunt (Lockhart Russell's widow) Rachel.

  2. Mary and Francis Russell's daughter Jane (d. 1819) married Sir Alexander Ramsay, MP for Kincardineshire 1820-1826.


T71/1221 cc of George Fraser shows Mary Russell of Kingean [=Finzean], Kincardine O'Neil in cty of Aberdeen [Scotland].

  1. PROB 11/102/149; PROB 11/1455/42.


Further Information

Maiden Name
Married but no further details

Associated Claims (1)

£2,301 15s 3d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1807 [SY] - 1810 [EY] → Tenant-in-tail or Remainderman
1810 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Bridge over the River French [Built] 
description →
Stone bridge over the River French close to its junction with the River Dee, shown in 1813 as 'lately' erected by 'Mr Russell of Blackhall' [either Mary Russell's husband Francis who d.c.1806 or son]...

Relationships (2)

Widow → Deceased Husband
Niece → Uncle
Notes →
Niece by marriage: Mary Bannerman had married Lockhart Russell's nephew Francis. ...

Addresses (1)

Black Hall, Banchory Ternan, Kincardineshire, North-east Scotland, Scotland