1733-1801; b. Cork, son Captain Richard Russell; ed. Cambridge and afterwards
entered army; unable to buy a commission; lieutenant in 1758; quitted
his commission in a pet; accepted commission in regt. raised to
serve in North America, 1760; travelled to New York, 1763; lost a plantation
by gambling and returned to England, 1771; recommissioned in War of Independence;
acted as recruiting officer in Ireland; sailed for America, 1778; promoted
to captain, 1780; sold commission for large profit after 9 months; reduced
to poverty by paternal debts on death of father, with care of his sister
Elizabeth, 1786; for some years assisted by former commander Clinton and
other officers, including Simcoe; recommended by Simcoe (as Lieut.-Gov.
of Upper Canada) for appointment of Receiver and Auditor General, 1791;
reached Quebec on June 2, 1792; d. York, 30 Sept.; his sis. Elizabeth
left property to William Warren Baldwin.
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