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Name: George Russell

Burial Number: 1177

Gender: Male

Occupation: Surgeon and Apothecary.

Born: 07/11/1838

Died: 04/10/1924

Buried: 09/10/1924


George was born in Gravesend, Kent, the son of George Ireland Russell and his wife Mary. He was baptised at Gravesend on 5th December 1838. His father was a surgeon who had a practice in the High Street in partnership with Dr Edward Meade. George was sent to a private school in Lewisham and then trained to be a surgeon. He travelled to New Zealand in the late 1850’s and set up a practice in Napier. He also worked for the New Zealand Militia. By 1873, George had returned to England, working in Gravesend. On 17 November 1875, he married Emma Brewer, widow of John Brewer at St Luke’s Church, Westbourne Park, Westminster. She had been living in Napier, New Zealand since 1866. and was widowed in 1873. The couple settled in Gravesend but by 1890, they were back in New Zealand, living in Hawke’s Bay. After George retired, they returned to England and lived in Marylebone until about 1905, when they moved to Worthing, living at “Abbotsford” in Belsize Road. By 1911, the couple were living in Shakespeare Road. By 1922, they were living in Downview Road and this is where Emma died on 20th November. George died on 4th October 1924. Probate was granted on 22 November to Frances Mildred Coombe and Edith Coombe spinsters. Effects £4222 8s 9d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 8 Plot: 8

Exact Location (what3words): others.damp.quite

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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Sacred to the memory of Emma wife of G.I. Russell formerly of Gravesend, died 20th Nov 1922 aged 87 Aso of George Ireland Russell M.R.C.S., L.S.A. died 4th Oct 1924 in his 86th year.

Further Information


Name: George Ireland Russell

Gender: Male

Born: 07/11/1838

Town: Gravesend

County: Kent

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 17/11/1875

Spouse First Name: Emma

Spouse Last Name: Brewer

Town of Marriage: Westminster

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 04/10/1924

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: £4222 8 s 9 d

Current value of effects: £173367.00

Census Information


High Street, Gravesend, Kent.

George aged 43, surgeon. Mary aged 38. Laura aged 10. Alice aged 7. Frances aged 4. George aged 2. Beaumont aged 6 months. Edward Meade aged 26, surgeon. Plus a surgery boy and 3 servants.


7 Eliot Place, Lewisham, Kent.

George aged 12, pupil at Church of England school run by Rev. Richard Powles, schoolmaster.


In New Zealand


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.


40 Downview Road, Worthing, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
George Ireland Russell
Male 1838 82 Gravesend, Kent, England Retired Medical Practitioner
Emma Russell
Female 1835 86 Marston Bigot, Somerset
Jane Smith
Servant cook
Female 1869 52 Cuckfield, Sussex, England Domestic Servant Cook Private
Hilda Ivy Budd
Servant housemaid
Female 1898 23 Littlehampton, Sussex, England Domestic Servant Housemaid Private

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