John Russel Canada

Biography of John Russel

John Russel matriculated at the University for an Arts course in 1812.

He was born in Canada, the fourth son of John, formerly a merchant.

The Russel family had been successful dry good merchants in Scotland when John Russel (1755-1805) immigrated to Canada in 1785 and set up business, John Russel & Company, in Montreal.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • Addison, W Innes, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1913)


John Russel
Born 1794.
GU Degree: Arts, 1812;
University Link: Student
English snippet: Arts student at the University in 1812
Record last updated: 16th Jul 2014

Country Associations

Canada Canada, Montreal
Place of Birth

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student