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Job RUSS + Elizabeth SATHERLEY - Somerset England to Nelson New Zealand

Journal by ngairedith

Job RUSS was born in 1819 in Kingsbury Episcopi, Somersetshire, England
- he was the 1st of 10 known children of Johan Russ & Hannah PRIDDLE

Elizabeth SATHERLEY was born in 1824 also in Kingsbury Episcopi, Somersetshire, England
- she was the 6th of 7 known children of Edmun Satherley & Mary READ

Job and Elizabeth married in March 1842 in East Lambrook, Somersetshire and 6 weeks later they left London on the The Charles Forbes for New Zealand. They arrived in Nelson on the 22nd August 1842

- the first of their 10 children was born 2 years later

- They had 9 sons. Their last child was a daughter, Emily. They also brought up *Bertha - daughter of Job`s brother Jacob, whose wife Margaret died when their daughter Bertha was a few weeks old so Job and Elizabeth brought her up as their own ...


4 of their children married children of John DAVIES & Amelia NEWTH
1 of his brother Jacob's daughters (Nellie) also married one of their sons. Their son Simeon married Betsy Neweth who was a sister of Amelia Newth. Their daughter Bertha also married a Newth (Arthur William, son of Robert Newth & Edith OGBOURN)

the 10 children of Job & Elizabeth were:

1844 Henry Russ
- he died of in Nelson in 1866 aged 21

1846 John Russ
- John was born deaf and mute
- he died in Nelson in 1913 aged 67

1848 Thomas Russ
- he married Alice HORN in Nelson in 1875
- they had 10 known children
- one of their sons, Arthur Colin Russ, married Elizabeth Russ, a daughter of his brother William Edmund Russ.
- he died in Stratford, Taranaki in 1934 aged 85

1850 William Edmund Russ
- he married Jane KERR in 1875
- they had 4 known children
- one of their daughters, Elizabeth, married his brother Thomas son Arthur
- Jane died in 1878 aged 27, 11 days ater the birth of a daughter, Jane Kerr Russ
- William remarried in 1884 to Hannah Jeffries HIGGINS
- Hannah had first been married to William Cruickshank Jeffreys-Bryant and had 5 known children
- William and Hannah had 1 known son, Howard Edmund Russ
- Hannah died in 1887 in a trap accident aged 37
- William remarried in ? to Elizabeth ROEBUCK as her 3rd husband
- he died in Stratford, Taranaki in 1934 aged 83

1852 George Russ
- he married Margaret BELL in 1885
- they had 9 known children, 7 daughters and 2 sons
- George died in Nelson in 1936 aged 84

1854 Walter Russ
- Walter died in 1866 of Typhoid Fever aged 2 weeks from 12
- he died a month after his brother Henry also died from Typhoid

1856 Charles Frederick Russ
- he married Leila Mills "Lily" DAVIES in 1879
- they had 8 known children
- he died in Nelson in 1901 aged 45

1858 James Albert Russ
- he married Sylvia Eliza DAVIES in 1881 in Nelson
- Sylvia was a daughter of John DAVIES & Amelia Anne NEWTH
- they had 9 known children
- he died in Nelson in 1920 aged 61

1860 Simeon Russ
- he married Ellen Ann "Annie" HUNTER in 1885 at the residence of his father-in-law Garner Hunter, Waimea West, Nelson. Annie's mother was Betsy Jane NEWTH. Annie was one of 13 children
- Simeon & Annie had a son Leonard Philip Russ and they brought up Constance 'Muriel' FANSELOW who was a daughter of Minnie Martha Hunter (& John Fanselow), Simeon's wife's sister, who had died of measles
- Simeon died in Waimea West in 1931 aged 71
- his obituary in the NELSON EVENING MAIL read:
... The late Mr Simeon Russ, of Waimea West, was well known there as a farmer of many years standing. He lived on a half of the old homestead property formerly owned by Sir David Monro, on which still stands much of the extensive plantations made in the early years of the settlement. Honest and straightforward in all his dealings, Mr Russ was highly respected throughout the Waimeas and this was evidenced yesterday in the exceptionally large attendance at his funeral in the local cemetery. Mr F. J. Marshall conducted the service and spoke in eulogy of the fine Christian character of the deceased. He was a pioneer of the Church of Christ, Spring Grove, at which he was always a regular attendant and a faithfully deacon.
He leaves a widow, a son, Mr Len Russ, and a daughter, Mrs Robinson, of Hope, and a number of grandchildren all of whom have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends throughout the Dominion


1866 Emily Janes Russ
- she was was the first daughter after 9 sons but, although she was the last child, she had a `sister` to grow up with - Her father`s brother Jacob`s wife Margaret had died when their daughter, Bertha, was just a few weeks old so Job and Elizabeth brought her up
Emily`s mother, Elizabeth, died in an accident when she was 12 and Bertha was 9 - I`m assuming, as so often happened in those days that Emily was then running the household
- she married Albert Newth DAVIES when she was 18 in 1885 in the Christian Chapel, Spring Grove, Nelson
- they had 4 known children
- Emily died in Dovedale, Nelson in 1907 aged 41

*Bertha Russ 1869-1953
- Bertha married Sydney HIGGINS in 1887
- they had 7 known children
- one of their sons, Hugh WIlliam HIGGINS was killed in action in Belgium 1817 aged 22
- one of their daughters, Leila Bertha Higgins married Arthur William Neweth

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