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James Russell

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1774 Born son of Thomas Russell in Wednesbury

1800 Marriage to Sarah Best

1807 Birth of son John James Russell

1808 Birth of son Thomas Henry Russell

1811 Went into business with his brother, John Russell, making wrought iron tubes but was then recruited by Aaron Manby

1816 Rejoined his brother in the business which later became John Russell and Co

1823 Went into business for himself at Crown Tube Works, which later became James Russell and Sons

1836 James Russell, of Handsworth, Gas-Tube-Manufacture, petitioned for extension of Cornelius Whitehouse's patent on tube making[1]

1840 Handed the business to his sons John James and Thomas

1849 Death in West Bromwich

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 5 January 1836
  • Family tree posted on