Sir James Russell (d. 1687)

???? - 1687


Owner of estates in Nevis and Antigua.

  1. Eldest son of Lieut. Col. Randal Russell and his wife Frances nee Keynell. Married Penelope Tyrell in Camberwell, near London, 13/01/1675. Heir to his uncle Sir James Russell, Governor of Nevis 1632-1671. Bequeathed his estates in Nevis and Antigua to his wife and daughters. His second daughter, Frances, married her first cousin Sir William Stapleton, 2nd Bart. His youngest daughter Penelope married Martin Madan.


  1. Vere Langford Oliver, History of the Island of Antigua (London, Mitchell and Hughes, 1894) vol. 3 pp. 60-65; will of James Russell, late of Nevis, now living in Bristol, PROB 11/346/426; will of Sir James Russell of Nevis, PROB 11/392/55.

We are grateful to Justin Kirby for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Penelope Tyrrell
Elizabeth, Penelope, Frances

PROB 11/392/55 - precis.

Sir James Russell knight of Nevis. Sick and weak in body but of perfect sense and memory.

To my daughters Elizabeth Russell, Penelope Russell and Frances Russell one half of my estate in Nevis. The other half to my wife Penelope Russell during her widowhood. Should she remarry, her half to be equally divided between my three daughters.

To my brother Randell Russell £5.

To my three daughters what money I have in the hands of my correspondent or factor in England.

To my daughters one half of my estate in Antigua; the other half to my wife during her widowhood under the same conditions as for my Nevis estate.

Signed 16/07/1687.

Proved 04/07/1688.

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
- 1687 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Nephew → Uncle
Father-in-law → Son-in-law