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Name: RUSSELL, William Frederick Arthur Hamilton (Commander RN)

Birth Date: 24 Nov 1943 Sydney. NSW, Australia

Death Date: 12 Mar 1932 Southsea

First Date: 1876

Last Date: 1878

Profession: Missionary

Area: Frere Town, Lumbwa

Married: 1. In St Pancras 15 May 1875 Jemima Masters née Coombe d. 20 Nov 1877 Mombasa; 2. Janette Muirhead b. 1852 Mt. William, Victoria, Australia, d. 1929 Portsmouth

Children: Florence Muirhead (1886 Melbourne); William Inglis (28 Aug 1913 Malton, Yorks.-31 Jan 1948 Nakuru)

Book Reference: CMS, Ujiji

General Information:

CMS 1876 - Of Hornsey. 1876, May 4 to Frere Town, East Africa as Lay Superintendent of the Mission, arrived July 17 1876; 1878, Jan 8 to England and resigned. Service 1 year 9 months. Married when accepted. Mrs Russell died at Mombasa 20 Nov 1877. She had shown great interest in the work of the Mission. Died Southsea 1932, Mar 12
Ujiji - William F.A.H. Russell, a former Royal Navy officer, served as lay superintendent of the CMS mission at Freretown, near Mombasa, from 1876 to 1878.
Ujiji - 8 Dec 1877 Zanzibar - Capt. Russel, of the Mombasa (CMS) mission arrived from 'Highland Lassie' suffering from sunburnt feet etc. and from the recent death of his wife.
1911 England Census
FindaGrave Jemima Coombe Russell BIRTH unknown DEATH 26 Nov 1877 Mombasa, Kenya BURIAL Kisauni Cemetery Mombasa. Inscription: sacred to the memory of Jane / the beloved wife of Commander W F A H Russell R.N. / lay Superintendant of C M Society Mombasa who died Nov 26th 1877 / in affectionate remembrance of one who was a loyal and brave wife

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