Ellen Russell (née Cosens)

20th Dec 1798 - 1855


Inherited a one third share of Shrewsbury estate in Portland, Jamaica, on the death of her father George Harrison Cosens in 1817. Baptised in Marylebone, 27/12/1789. Ellen, eldest daughter of the late Geo. Harrison Cosens esq., of Jamaica, married Rev. Fred. Russell 12/02/1829. Rev. Frederick Russell was a preacher at Southampton St Michael (07/04/1831), Stipendiary Curate in Romsey, 12/09/1832 and Stipendiary Curate in Holy Trinity chapel, Southampton St Mary, 14/08/1834. At Trinity Place, Black Wall, Halifax in the census of 1841. In 1851 Ellen Russell aged 48 born London was living at 6 Rockstone Terrace Southampton with her husband the Rev. Frederick Russell aged 47. The will of Ellen Russell heretofore Cosens wife of Halifax Yorkshire was proved 15/02/1855.


Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919), Vol III, p. 265-266. Ancestry.com, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online]. Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 145 p. 268 (March 1829). CCEd person id 108693. PROB 11/2207/115.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Rev. Frederick Russell

PROB 11/2207/115 - precis.

Ellen Russell wife of Rev. Frederick Russell of Trinity Parsonage, Halifax. By virtue of my marriage settlement, on failure of issue it is left for me to appoint all or any part of £5,000 in three per cent annuities of the Bank of England in the names of trustees subject to the life interest of my husband. This £5,000 and all rest and residue of my estate to my dear sister Jane Mary Cosens.

To Mary Ellen Lane, daughter of the late Major Henry Bowyer Lane and Jane his wife, and also to my godson Latymer George Crosse, son of Thos. Crosse, £100 each.

My sister to be executrix.

Signed 22/09/1841.

Proved 15/02/1855 by Jane Mary Cosens, spinster. Ellen Russell formerly of Trinity Parsonage, Halifax, but late of Bevois Hill in Southampton.

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
1817 [EA] - → Trust beneficiary

Relationships (6)

Daughter → Father
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Grand-daughter → Grandfather
Step-daughter → Step-mother

Addresses (5)

Southampton, Hampshire, Wessex, England
Marylebone, London, Middlesex, London, England
Bevois Hill, Southampton, Hampshire, Wessex, England
6 Rockstone Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, Wessex, England
Trinity Parsonage, Trinity Place, Halifax, Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England