Francis Russell

Francis Russell (1739 - 1767)

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Francis "Marquess of Tavistock" Russell
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Profile last modified 14 Jan 2020 | Created 30 Nov 2008 | Last significant change: 14 Jan 2020
20:43: Kirk Hess edited the Marriage Data for Francis Russell (1739-1767). [Thank Kirk for this]
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Francis Russell was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.

Biography

Francis Russell was born on 27 September 1739.[1]

He was the only surviving son of John, 4th Duke of Bedford, and his wife, Gertrude Leveson Gower, the daughter of John, 1st Earl Gower.[1]

Frances was educated at Westminster in 1749; then Trinity, followed by Cambridge from 1757-9.[1]

He served in the militia and was a Member of Parliament for Armagh Borough in Ireland from 1759 until 1760, then Bedfordshire in Great Britain's House of Commons between 1 April 1761 and 22 March 1767.[1]

He married on 9 June 1764, Lady Elizabeth, the daughter of William Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle. They lived at Houghton Park House, near Ampthill, Bedfordshire, which his father gave him.[1] They had 3 sons, one of whom was born posthumously.[1]

Tavistock's skull was fractured when his horse kicked him after he'd been thrown while hunting on 10 March 1767, and he died 12 days later.[1]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Sir Lewis Namier, RUSSELL, Francis, Mq. of Tavistock (1739-67)., The History of Parliament: British Political, Social & Local History, Crown copyright and The History of Parliament Trust 1964-2014, ( 1964-2015), accessed 4 September 2015, http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1754-1790/member/russell-francis-1739-67 .


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