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Name: Emma Russell

Burial Number: 1105

Gender: Female

Occupation:   Wife of Dr George Ireland Russell

Born: 00/00/1835

Died: 20/11/1922

Buried: 24/11/1922


Emma was born in the village of Marston Bigot near Frome in Somerset. She was the daughter of Samuel and Sarah. Emma was baptised in the village church on 26th July 1835. Records show her father was an agricultural labourer. By 1861, Emma was in London working as a house servant. On 26th October 1865, she married John Brewer, a watchmaker, at Holy Trinity Church, Islington. The couple left England for New Zealand and settled in Napier. John died on 3rd July 1873 and was buried in Old Napier cemetery. Emma returned to England and on 17th November 1875, married George Ireland Russell at St Luke’s Church, Westbourne, Westminster. George was a surgeon working in Gravesend, Kent. He had lived in Napier and may have met Emma there. By 1890, George and Emma were living in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. After George retired, the couple who had no children, returned to England. They lived for a while in London before moving to Worthing in 1905. They first lived at “Abbotsford” in Belsize Road before moving to Shakespeare Road. By 1922 when Emma died on 20th November, they were living at 40 Downview Road, Worthing. Probate was granted on 10th April 1923 to Samuel Pierpoint Brinson architect, John Paul Brinson architect and James Hamilton Brinson bank clerk. Effects £5110 9s 2d. ( note the change of surname from Brimson to Brinson).

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

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Further Information


Name: Emma Russell

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1835

Town: Marston Bigot

County: Somerset

Country: England

Occupation:Wife of Dr George Ireland Russell


Maiden Name:Brimson

Marriage Date: 26/10/1865

Spouse First Name: John

Spouse Last Name: Brewer

Town of Marriage: Islington

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Marriage Date: 17/11/1875

Spouse First Name: George

Spouse Second Name: Ireland

Spouse Last Name: Russell

Town of Marriage: Westminster

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 20/11/1922

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 40

Address line 2: Downview Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £5110 9 s 2 d

Value of effects in 2020: £148496.00

Census Information


Marston, Somerset

Samuel aged 50, ag lab. Sarah aged 45. John aged 20 ag lab. Samuel aged 15, ag lab. Elizabeth aged 12. Sarah aged 9. Emma aged 6.


Marston, Somerset.

Samuel aged 65, turner. Sarah aged 58. Emma aged 15.


21 Milner Square, Islington, Middx.

Emma aged 25, servant in the household of Frances Northover, widow, pensioner, private means.


In New Zealand


40 Harmer Street, Gravesend, Kent.

George aged 42, surgeon and apothecary. Emma aged 44. Plus 2 servants.


In New Zealand.


57 Boundary Road, Marylebone.

George aged 62, retired surgeon. Emma aged 65. Plus 2 servants.


“Mornington” Shakespeare Road, Worthing.

George aged 72, surgeon MRCS Eng. Emma aged 75. Sarah Lily Chamberlain aged 21, grand niece. Plus 2 servants.

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