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Norman Scott Russell

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Norman Scott Russell (1839-1929), naval architect

1839 Born in Scotland the son of John Scott Russell and his wife Henrietta

1851 Living at Charles Street, Lewisham, Kent: John Scott Russell (age 42 born Scotland), Civil Engineer. With his wife Harriet Scott Russell (age 42 born Ireland) and their five children; Osborne Scott Russell (age 13 born Scotland); Norman Scott Russell (age 11 born Scotland); Louisa Scott Russell (age 10 born Scotland); Mary Rachel Scott Russell (age 5 born Mddx.); and Alice Mary Scott Russell (age 3 born Mddx.). Three Servants.[1]

1860 A passenger on the maiden journey to New York of SS Great Eastern

1861 Living at Westwood Lodge, Beckenham, Kent: John Scott Russell (age 52 born Scotland), Naval Architect. With his wife Henrietta Scott Russell (age 52 born Ireland) and their four children; Norman Scott Russell (age 21 born Scotland), Naval Architect; Louisa Scott Russell (age 20 born Scotland); Mary Rachel Russell (age 15 born England); and Alace M. Scott Russell (age 13 born England). Four servants.[2]

1872 Contract to build a floating dock for St. Thomas, West Indies but it sank. Legal case report.[3]

1874 His ship-building yard in Cardiff was taken over by Maudslay Brothers

1882 April. Announced he will join the Falcon Engine and Car Works and chief manager.[4]

1883 Due to a recession, Henry Hughes and Co of Loughborough was in financial difficulties. The company was taken over by Norman Scott Russell and renamed the Falcon Railway Plant Works (presumably Falcon Engine and Car Works).

1886 Married Annie only daughter of William Porter Ward of New York.[5]

1911 Living at 48 Holland Street, Kensington: Norman Scott Russell (age 71 born Burgh, Edinburgh), Civil Engineer. With his wife Anne Scott Russell (age 45 born New York - American citizen) and their two children Josephine Scott Russell (age 22 born Rothbury, Leics.) and Osborne Scott Russell (age 17 born London). Three servants.They have been married 24 years and have three children, all living. Three servants.[6]

1929 April 23rd. Died at Rapallo, Italy

1932 Mention of Norman Scott Russell in Tunbridge Wells, involved in a car accident.[7]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census HO107-1591
  2. 1861 Census
  3. London Evening Standard - Monday 10 June 1872
  4. London Evening Standard - Saturday 29 April 1882
  5. Morning Post - Wednesday 26 May 1886
  6. 1911 Census
  7. Sussex Agricultural Express - Friday 24 June 1932