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Henry Russell (1812?–1900) by Claude Jacquand, 1841 private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Russell, Henry (1812?–1900), song writer and entertainer, was probably born on 24 December 1812 (Jewish Chronicle), though his age in the 1891 census was given as seventy-six. He was born at Sheerness, Kent, one of several sons of Moses Russell (1762/3–1857)...