Links in a Chain - the Mayors of Bolton
Links in a Chain - The Mayors of Bolton
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William Russell

Mayor of Bolton: 1921-22 (Conservative)

Born: Bolton 28 August 1859

Died: Thorncliffe, Lostock, Bolton 30 October 1937

Educated: Booth's Academy, Duke Street, Bolton

MP for Bolton 1922-1923 (Conservative).

Solicitor - he worked first as a clerk for Edge & Dawson Solicitors, qualifying as a solicitor in 1887, before opening Russell and Russell Solicitors in Wood Street, Bolton with his brother Walter.

Represented Church Ward 1899-1902 and 1919-20.

He was Chairman of the Education Committee 1925-35.

Alderman. He was appointed Magistrate in 1923.

He was Chairman of Bolton Incorporated Law Society.

He was a pigeon racing enthusiast and was a member of the Lancashire Homing Federation and President of the Lancashire Nantes Club.

Anglican - he worshipped at St John's Church, Little Bolton and Bradshaw Church.

His wife, Mary, was Mayoress.


Click for larger image Formal portrait of William Russell as Mayor of Bolton.

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William RussellRussell Family Tree • pdfClick for larger image

William Russell's link on the Mayor of Bolton's Chain of Office.

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Crest-On a wreath or and gules a phoenix emerging from flames gules.

Motto = RESURGAM (I shall rise again)

Well known crest of the Irish branch of the Russells but no connection known.


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