Russell, Andrew

Born 1808? (Glasgow)
Died 10 December 1867. (Boulogne-sur-mer, France)
Marriage: Jessie - ; several children
Occupation: Merchant
Religion: Presbyterian?

Career: Worked in the brass founding trade Glasgow; went to London to learn the business of a furnishing ironmonger and returned to Glasgow; toured Aust. and Van Diemen's Land; decided to emigrate and arrived Melbourne 1841?; owned house and store in Little Collins Street 1842, where he lived and established a wholesale wine and spirit business; elected town councillor Dec 1842, mayor 1847-1848; a director Melbourne branch Bank of NSW, also interested in pastoral runs; returned to England c1858-1860; visited Melbourne May 1865.

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLCNon-office-bearing nomineeNovember 1851 March 1856 

Other seats contested: S. Province 1856.
Publications: Wrote Tour through the Australian Colonies, 1839, Glasgow, 1840
References: Billis, R. V. and Kenyon, A. S., 'Pastoral Pioneers of Port Phillip', Melbourne, 1932; 'Black and White list; and the Victorian electors' guide', Melbourne, 1856; Garryowen [Finn, E.], 'The Chronicles of Early Melbourne 1835 to 1852', 2 vols, Melbourne, 1888; Argus, 23 July 1856, 14, 15 Feb 1868
Initial data source: Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972
Last update: 1972 (last date the record was checked and updated)

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