Andrew Russell1

#20159, b. 8 November 1809, d. 5 April 1905

The pattern of a Damask Tablecloth designed for the 1851 Great Exhibition. I found this, and may more, on a very informative blog site -

John Hopper says "They were produced by the Scottish company of Beveridge, founded by Erskine Beveridge and was based in Dunfermline".

You will notice that one of Andrew's sisters married a Beveridge.

Individual's Timeline

Birth8 November 1809Andrew Russell1
Christening20 November 1809Andrew Russell1
Marriage10 October 1832Andrew Russell1
Death of Father9 August 1856John Russell2
Marriage of Son2 January 1865John Russell
Death5 April 1905Andrew Russell3,4

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Andrew was a damask hand loom weaver.

Census details

Some aspects of Andrew Russell's life. Four years short of century - so reads the newspaper article on Andrew's death. He was said to be the oldest of the surviving hand loom weavers, and was one of the pioneers of the industry in Dunfermline. A nephew was Bailie RUSSELL of Dunfermline.

Children of Andrew Russell and Ann Houston


  1. International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  2. Certificate or Original Parish Reg Entry, Extract from original records, downloaded.
  3. Website ( "1905     RUSSELL     ANDREW                 M     95     DUNFERMLINE     /FIFE     424/00 0163."
  4. Find my past web sites, online or, Dundee Evening Post 06 April 1905.