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John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford, Lord High Admiral

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Birthplace: Kingston Russell, Dorsetshire, England
Death: Died in Russell House, Strand, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: Chenies, Buckinghamshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of James Russell, of Kingston and Alicia Russell
Husband of Anne Sapcote, Countess of Bedford
Father of Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford
Brother of Elizabeth Bourman; Elizabeth Russell; Francis Russell; anne napier and James Russell

Occupation: 1st earl of bedford, Knight
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About John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford, Lord High Admiral

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John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford was born in 1485 at Kingston Russell, Dorset, England.3 He was the son of James Russell and Alice Wyse.1 He married Anne Sapcote, daughter of Sir Guy Sapcote and Margaret Wolston, in 1526.4 He died on 14 March 1554/55 at Russell House, Strand, Middlesex, England.4 He was buried on 20 March 1554/55 at Chenies, Buckinghamshire, England.4 His will (dated 2 February 1554/5) was probated on 2 May 1556.4 He died intestate and his estate was administered on 16 July 1605.5

In January 1506 he made himself of service to Philip of Austria and Juana (King and Queen of Castile), when wrecked off Weymouth.3 He held the office of Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to King Henry VII in 1507.3 He held the office of Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to King Henry VIII in 1509.3 He fought in the French Expedition in 1513, accompanying King Henry VIII.6 He fought in the capture of Morlaix, Brittany in 1522, where he lost his right eye to an arrow.6 He was invested as a Knight on 2 July 1522 by the Earl of Surrey.3 He was invested as a Knight-Marshal in 1523.3 He fought in the Battle of Pavia on 24 February 1524/25.3 He held the office of Sheriff of Somerset in 1528.3 He held the office of Sheriff of Dorset in 1528.3 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Buckinghamshire between 1529 and 1536.4 He held the office of Comptroller of the Household between 1537 and 1539.4 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1538.4 In 1539 he had a grant of the manor of Agmondesham, [Amersham], Buckinghamshire, part of the estates of the attainted Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham.3 He was created 1st Baron Russell [England] on 9 March 1538/39.3 He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) on 24 April 1539.3 He held the office of Warden of the Stannaries in July 1539.3 He held the office of High Steward of Cornwall in July 1539.3 He held the office of Lord High Admiral between 1540 and 1542.3 He held the office of Privy Seal between October 1542 and 1555.3 He held the office of High Steward of Oxford University between 1543 and 1555.3 He was Captain-General of the Vanguard of the army for the attack on Boulogne in 1545.3 He was created 1st Earl of Bedford [England] on 19 January 1549/50.4 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset in 1552.3 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset in 1552.3 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Devon in 1552.3 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall in 1552.3 On 4 May 1552 he obtained the grant of seven acres called 'Long Acre', Middlesex (now Covent Garden), forfeited by the Duke of Somerset.3 He held the office of Lord Privy Seal on 16 June 1553.3

Child of John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford and Anne Sapcote

1.Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford+4 b. 1527, d. 28 Jul 1585

Citations

1.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 73. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

2.[S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."

3.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 74.

4.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 75.

5.[S2] Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 80. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.

6.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 318. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

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Historical memoirs of the house of Russell: from the time of the ..., Volume 1 By Jeremiah Holmes Wiffen

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John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford, Lord High Admiral's Timeline

1485
1485
Kingston Russell, Dorsetshire, England
1526
1526
Age 41
3rd husband
1527
April 1527
Age 42
Chenies, Buckinghamshire, England
1555
March 14, 1555
Age 70
Russell House, Strand, Middlesex, England
March 20, 1555
Age 70
Chenies, Buckinghamshire, England