Thomas Russell of Greenhill, Slamannan & family records

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1. Trustees of Thomas Russell of Greenhill
2. Thomas Russell (Sen)
3. Thomas Russell (junior)
4. Mary Russell
5. Trustees of Miss Janet Russell
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Greenhill Title Deeds 1652 – 1690. Details of Action between Thomas Russell, senior, and Carrick Buchanan of Drumpellier, landlord and his tenant, Wilson, about access at the bridge embankment at the march between Greenhill (Stirlingshire) and Drumtassie (Linlithgowshire), with detailed precognitions and plans,1858-1860.
Miscellaneous vouchers,1857-1869, including details of marble shipped from the United States for monument in Slamannan churchyard. Papers relating to the purchase, maintenance and letting of William’s house in Grangemouth.
Papers relating to Executry administrations of William, Thomas senior, John and Janet. Papers relating to actions against Thomas Russel, junior, and his subsequent sequestration. Recipes.

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The Russell family association with Greenhill began in 1759 when a William Russell acquired the property.

The papers deal with William Russell who had inherited Greenhill but lived in Grahams Road, Falkirk. He was married but had no issue. He also owned a house in North Basin Street, Grangemouth. He died in 1860. His brother, Thomas, farmed Greenhill and paid rent to his brother, William, as owner. Thomas died in 1869. He had issue as undernoted. Their brother, John, spent 40 years in the United States (latterly in Kingston, Ulster County, New York State). He had a successful business career in the United States of America and returned to Scotland (Broompark , Denny) a few years before his death in 1873. He was unmarried. His sister Janet, also unmarried, kept house for John during his stay in the U.S. and returned with him. She died in 1876.

Thomas Russell of Greenhill had issue as follows: Thomas Russell junior; Margaret Russell or Shanks (wife of John Shanks of Wester Jaw); Janet; and Mary.

Thomas Russell junior who was also a farmer inherited the farm of Easter Greenhill but on account of his debts his estate was sequestrated and he became a farmer in East Kilbride. Thomas, junior, had six children: Margaret, b.1880; Agnes, b.1882; Thomas, b.1884; John, b.1886; Mary, b.1889; and Jeannie, b.1892.
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