Indentures were signed in 1787 for Isaac Russell to be the apprentice of his father William (Grimwade p.353) Citizen, Goldsmith and watch case maker of Foster Lane.
There is a christening of an Isaac Russell, son of William, a watch case maker and his wife Agnes recorded at St Giles, Cripplegate in 1766. This may relate to a son of William and Agnes who had died in infancy rather than the son Isaac who became his father’s apprentice. Usually apprentices were about 14 years old when becoming indentured. In view of Isaac’s age recorded at death however he seems to have been born earlier than 1773.
The christening of Isaac, son of Isaac and Mary Russell, was recorded at St Luke, Finsbury in 1793.
He was assessed to Land Tax on a property in Bishopsgate in 1794.
He entered a maker’s mark at Goldsmiths Hall in 1796 as a case maker from Little Mitchell Street, Old Street.
He was assessed to Land Tax on property “to the West Side of Bowl and Pin”, St Luke’s parish from 1797-1803.
Indentures were signed in 1798 for Charles Reid to be the apprentice of Isaac Russell Citizen, Goldsmith and watch case maker of Mitchell Street, Old Street.
The christening of daughter Ann was recorded at St Luke’s in 1800.
He was assessed to Land Tax on property in Richmond Street, St Luke’s parish from 1809-1811.
Indentures were signed in 1811 for Edward Harry Reynolds to be the apprentice of Isaac Russell, watch case maker of Richmond Street.
His burial aged around 78 years, late of Goldsmiths Row (Goldsmiths Alms Houses were situated there), was recorded at St Mary, Haggerston in 1841.