Russell, William Congreve (1778 -1850)
William Congreve Russell was born on 15 April 1778, the only son of Thomas Russell Esq. of Moore Green, King's Norton, Worcestershire, and his second wife, Mary Garner. Thomas Russell's first wife, Sarah, daughter of William Congreve Esq, was childless. He married, 19 July 1820, Elizabeth Mary, third daughter of J. T. H. Hopper Esq. of Witton Castle, County Durham. They had an only daughter, Elizabeth Mary. Russell was a Justice of the Peace for Worcestershire and Herefordshire, and a Deputy Lieutenant for Worcestershire. He was Member of Parliament for East Worcestershire 1832 1835 in the Whig interest and was in favour of the immediate abolition of slavery. Clements has a cutting mentioning a catalogue of his library and pictures “about 1850”. His arms were Argent a lion rampant gules on a chief sable three escallops, and the crest, a goat passant, armed and unguled or.