The Russell Family
An historical and photographic perspective

6 Mid Street, Chapelshade, Dundee, Scotland
6 Mid Road (middle door), Chapelshade, Dundee, Scotland

Robert Russell was a File and Rasp Re-cutter who lived with his family at 6 Mid Street, Dundee, at the time of the 1851 Scotland Census.

1851 Scotland Census - Dundee, Angus
Robert Russell and Chesterfield Aimer and family

Name: Robert Russell
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1821
Relationship: Head
Spouse's Name: Chesterfield
Gender: Male
Where born: Glasgow, Lanark
Parish Number: 282
Civil Parish: Dundee
Town: Dundee
County: Angus
Address: Mid Road
Occupation: File Smith
ED: 35
Household schedule number: 101
Line: 1
Roll: CSSCT1851_61
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert Russell 30
Chesterfield Russell 28
Robert Russell 6
Elizabeth Russell 3
Charles Russell 8 Mo

Source Citation: Parish: Dundee; ED: 35; Page: 1; Line: 28; Roll: 354; Year: 1851. Source Information: 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. Description: The 1851 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 30/31 March 1851. The following information was requested: place, name, relationship to head of family, marital status, age, gender, profession, birthplace, and whether blind, deaf, and dumb.


Robert Russell, File and Rasp Cutter
Robert Russell, File and Rasp Re-cutter
6 Mid Street Chapelshade Dundee
Courtesy of Derek Russell


Map of Dundee showing location of Mid Road (just below Smithfield) c 1851
Map of Dundee showing location of Mid Road (unnamed street just below Smithfield), 1846
Caldrum St. (see 1861 Census) is just a couple of blocks south of St. David's Street

Charles Russell (age 8 months in the 1851 census) died Aug 16, 1851, of "teething". An unnamed child (son) was born on Aug 31, 1852, at Broughty Ferry and died that day of "disease of heart" and buried in the Old Howff Cemetery. An unnamed child (daughter) was prematurely born on May 31, 1853, and died that day. A stillborn child (daughter) was born on July 6, 1854. Robert Russell, filecutter, address was listed as Mid Street, Chapelshade. - Friends of Dundee City Archives, Howff Graveyard of Dundee, Ainitial Rob-Ryorie, 2008

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