. James Russell, age sixty-eight in 1783, was a representative from 1746 to 1759, a
member of the Council, 1759–1771, and a superior court justice from 1771 until the
Revolution (Thomas Bellows Wyman, The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown
, Boston, 1879, 2:831, 832; William Davis, History of the Judiciary of Massachusetts
, Boston, 1900, p. 141).