John Russell

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Deceased by 1796. Ashley Estate in Clarendon, Jamaica, was registered to the heirs of John Russell, 1809-1832.

  1. Anno 29 George III ~ 1789: An act to entitle Alexander Russell, a free mulatto man, Isabel Russell, Elizabeth Russell, and Jennet Russell, free quadroons, the natural children of John Russell, of the Parish of Clarendon, esquire, to the same rights and privileges with English subjects, under certain restrictions. An act to enable John Russell, of the parish of Clarendon, esquire, to settle and dispose of his estate, both real and personal, in this island, by deed or will, in such manner as he shall think proper, in favour of his natural children, Alexander Russell, a free mulatto, and Isabel Russell, Elizabeth Russell, and Jennet Russell, free quadroons, and; their issue, notwithstanding an act of the governor, council, and assembly, of this island, entitled, " An act to present the inconveniencies arising from, exorbitant grants and devises made by white persons to negroes, and the issue of negroes and to restrain and limit such grants and devises."

  2. John Russell's daughter Isabel Russell married William Kennedy Bayley senior (1778-1806) in Liverpool 19/01/1803. John Russell was therefore the grandfather of William Kennedy Bayley junior (q.v.).


Jamaica Almanacs (1811, 1818, 1824, 1829, 1833).

  1. The Laws of Jamaica: 1760-1792 (Jamaica, 1802), unpaginated.

  2. Ernest Axon, The family of Bayley of Manchester and Hope (Manchester, Privately printed, 1894) p. 45.

We are grateful to Robert Lancashire for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

[illeg.] Alexander, Isabel, Elizabeth, Jennet

Associated Estates (1)

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
1796 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (1)

Grandfather → Grandson