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Lord Francis Bedford Russell

Also Known As: "5th Baron of Bedford"
Birthdate: (31)
Birthplace: Badby, Northamptonshire, England
Death: July 27, 1585 (27-35)
Badby, Northamptonshire, England (Mortally wounded in a fray at the Scottish border)
Place of Burial: Badby, , England
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford and Lady Margaret Russell, Countess of Bedford
Husband of Juliana Forster Russell, Lady Russell
Father of Edward Russell, 3rd Earl of Bedford; Mary Ann Roote and Richard Russell
Brother of Anne Dudley; Baron Henry Russell; John Russell, Baron Russell; Elizabeth Bourchier; William Francis Russell, 1st Baron of Thornhaugh and 1 other

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About Francis Russell, Lord Russell

Sir Francis Russell, Lord Russell was the son of Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford and Margaret St. John.1 He married Juliana Foster, daughter of Sir John Foster, on 15 April 1571.2 He died on 27 July 1585, mortally wounded in a fray on the Scottish border.2 He was buried at Alnwick, Northumberland, England.2 He died intestate and his estate was administered on 14 September 1585.2

He was invested as a Knight in 1570 for services in Scotland, by the Earl of Sussex.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Northumberland between 1572 and 1584.2 He was styled as Lord Russell from 1584 to 1585.1

Francis Russell, Baron Russell (c.1554 – 27 July 1585), MP for Northumberland 1572-84; mortally wounded in a fray on the Scottish border, dying hours before his father.[2] Married Juliana Foster


Was not the son of Bridget, Lady Morrison.

From Burke's

"Bridget, Lady Morrison, married 2ndly, Henry, Earl of Rutland, and 3rdly, Francis, Earl of Bedford, but had issue by neither."

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Francis Russell, Lord Russell's Timeline

Badby, Northamptonshire, England
December 20, 1572
Age 18
April 18, 1574
Age 20
Badby, Northamptonshire, England
Age 26
July 27, 1585
Age 31
Badby, Northamptonshire, England
October 26, 1991
Age 31
October 29, 1991
Age 31
November 11, 1993
Age 31
August 12, 1994
Age 31