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Jess Lucy (Fairbairn) Russell (1895 - 1983)

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Jess Lucy Russell formerly Fairbairn
Born in Clermont, Queensland, Australiamap
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Wife of — married in Holy Trinity Church, Chelsea, London, Englandmap
Mother of , and [private daughter (1920s - unknown)]
Died in Prahran, Victoria, Australiamap
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JESS LUCY FAIRBAIRN (Fairbairn-1154)

PARENTS. Frederick William Fairbairn & Rhoda Jane (McLeod) Fairbairn

BIRTH. 8 Mar 1895, Logan Downs Station, Clermont, Queensland, Australia

BIRTH. QLD BDM Birth Reg: #C2217/1895
Family name Fairbairn
Given names Jess Lucy
Father Frederick William
Mother Rhoda Jane McLeodd

BIRTH NOTICE. FAIRBAIRN.—On the 8th inst., at Logan Downs Station, Clermont, Queensland, the wife of F. W. Fairbairn of a daughter.

MARRIAGE. 14 Sep 1917, Holy Trinity Church, Chelsea, London, England

MARRIAGE. 14 Sep 1917, Alex Russell, son of Philip Russell & Mary Gray (Guthrie) Russell

Name Jess L Fairbairn
Event Type Marriage
Registration Quarter Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration Year 1917
Registration District Chelsea
County London
Event Place Chelsea, London, England
Spouse Name (available after 1911) Russell
Volume 1A, Page 955, Line Number 79
Jess L Fairbairn probably married one of the following people
Name Alex Russell

MARRIAGE NOTICE. RUSSELL—FAIRBAIRN.—On the 14th September, at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane street, London, Alex. Russell, Lieut. R.G.A,, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Russell, Mawallock, Beaufort, to Jess, elder daughter of Mr. and, Mrs. F. W. Fairbairn, Endion,Domain road, South Yarra. The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Sat 6 Oct 1917, Page 57:


(1) Philip Russell, b. 3 Sep 1919, d. Jun 2009, m. 3 Sep 1946, Alethea Fairbairn, daughter of Charles Osborne Fairbairn & Irene Florence (Ridley) Fairbairn
(2) Virginia Fairbairn Russell, b. 30 Oct 1920, d. 27 Aug 1962, m. 17 May 1947, Derek Frederick Allen Simpson, son of Alfred Allen Simpson & Janet Doris (Hubbe) Simpson
(3) Robina Russell, b. 12 May 1929

(Aug 1934). ROYAL GUEST AT MAWALLOCK. Mr. and Mrs. Russell to Entertain Duke. Australians In general and Victorians In particular will be interested to learn that Mr. and Mrs. Alec Russell are to entertain the Duke of Gloucester at Mawallock, Beaufort, which Is one of the most attractive homesteads in the Western district. Tall and slim, Mrs. Russell is a distinguished figure at most of the Important race meetings, and she and her husband will make a gracious host and hostess. Mawallock, which was built by Mr. Russell's grandfather, and which was occupied until recently by his father (Mr. Phillp Russell), is a fit setting for their hospitality. Surrounded by a garden filled with English flowers, and with the green and gold of English trees breaking the sombreness of the pines which encircle It, Mawallock combines the restful charm of an English country home with the variety of an Australian station. Since the property was first settled in 1837, and since the first homestead was built by the late Mr. Alexander Russell in 1842, the Russell family have planted English trees so that their roses and delphiniums grow beneath sheltering oaks and elms, while silver birches and larches lend undertones of grey and silver to the garden's brilliance. At the bottom of the garden Is a lake, large enough for dinghy races and ideal for bathing. Until the Duke's wishes are known no plans can be made for his entertainment, nor can any house party be arranged. This will be the first time that a member of the Royal family has been entertained at Mawallock, but It will be remembered that Mrs. Russell's mother (Mrs. Fred Fairbairn) gave a ball In honour of the Prince of Wales during his visit to Victoria in 1920. Mrs. G. A. Fairbairn (Mrs. Russell's sister-in-law) is a sister of the Marchioness of Cambridge, who is a niece by marriage of the Queen. Mr. and Mrs. Russell's only son (Philip) and their elder daughter (Virginia) are botli at school, but the baby, Robina, is at Mawallock.

(Feb 1938). PERSONAL. WELL-KNOWN passengers who will leave Melbourne on the Orion on March 1 include Mr. and Mrs. Alex Russell and their family, of Mawallok, Beaufort;

Death of Spouse: 22 Nov 1961, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia

DEATH. 14 Sep 1983, Prahran, Victoria, Australia

DEATH. VIC BDM Death Reg: #21561/1983
Family name RUSSELL
Given names Jess Lucy
Event Death
Father's name FAIRBAIRN Frederick William
Mother's maiden name Rhoda Jane (Macleod)
Place of birth Queensland
Place of death Prahran
Age 89
CREMATION. Springvale Botanical Cemetery
Family name Russell
Given names Jess Lucy
Cremated 20/09/1983
Location The cremated remains have been collected

Date of grant: 14 Nov 1983;
Date of death: 14 Sep 1983;
Occupation: Widow;
Residence: Sth Yarra
File#927/248: VPRS 7591/ P9 unit 55, item 927/248; VPRS 28/ P13 unit 266, item 927/248


  • Birth: QLD BDM Birth Reg: #C2217/1895
  • Death: VIC BDM Death Reg: #21561/1983

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