|Age when admitted:||4yrs|
|Date discharged:||8 Jan 1875, 28 Aug 1876|
|Institution(s):||Queens Orphan School|
|Discharged to:||P Johnson, Thomas Cheek, Westwood|
|Remarks:||won good conduct prize 1873,religious prize 1875 - mother free, father unknown|
|References:||SWD26/8, 32/1, 52/1, 52/2, 53, 54, Mercury 9 Jan 1874, 29 Dec 1875|
Great Grandfather William Russell born 1859. My Grandmother (Linda May Russell 1891-1986). Her niece Barb remembers him saying he was in a orphanage from about the age of 4.
Article on his Golden Wedding Aniversary lists him being from Hobart.
A GOLDEN WEDDING ON CHRISTMAS DAY December 25 was more than Christmas Day for Mr. and Mrs. William Russell, of Oswald-street, Invermay; it was also the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding. There was therefore a twofold reason for the party at which they entertained relatives and friends at their home on Christmas night. Many congratulatiolns and gifts were received by the host and hostess, and their guests spent a pleasant social evening. Thle two beautiful wedding cakes were made by Mr. and Mrs. Russell's daughters, Mrs. W. Creely and Mrs. E. Freeman. Relatives at the party included Mr. and Mrs. WV. Crecly (Western Creek), Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Scott (Lutana), Mr. and Mrs. E. Freeman, Mr. and Mrs. R. Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Russell, Mr. and Mrs. E. Russell (all of Launceston), and their families. Mrs. William Russell was formerly Miss Emily Bradmore, of Deloraine, and she was married there to Mr. Russell (then of Hobart) by Rev. Alfred Hyde on Christmas Day, 1886.