William Russell, 1st Duke of Bedford

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William Russell, 1st Duke of Bedford

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Thornhaugh, Northamptonshire, England
Death: September 7, 1700 (84)
Bedford House, St. Giles-in-the-Fields, London, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: Chenies Churchyard, Chenies, Buckinghamshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford and Catherine Russell, Countess of Bedford
Husband of Anne Russell, Countess of Bedford
Father of William Russell, Lord Russell; Lord Edward Russell; Lady Diana Russell; Lady Margaret Russell; John Russell and 3 others
Brother of Catherine Greville; Anne Digby, Countess of Bristol; colonel Francis Russell; Lady Diana Russell; Edward Russell and 3 others

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About William Russell, 1st Duke of Bedford

several sources give his birth date as August 1613


"William Russell, 1st Duke of Bedford KG PC (August 1613 – 7 September 1700) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 until 1641 when he inherited his Peerage as 5th Earl of Bedford and removed to the House of Lords. He fought firstly in the Parliamentarian army and later defected to the Royalists during the Civil War."










Citations / Sources:

[S118] #241 A Complete English Peerage: Containing a Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical Account of the Peers of this Realm, Together with the Different Branches of Each Family, Including a Particular Relation of the Most Remarkable Transaction, Jacob, Alexander, (3 parts in 1. London: Alexander Jacob, 1766), FHL book Q 942 D22ja., pt. 3 p. 396.

[S205] Annals of Winchcombe and Sudeley (1877), Dent, Emma, (London: J. Murray, 1877), FHL book 942.41 H2de., p. 241.

[S6] #189 The Scots Peerage: Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of that Kingdom, with Armorial Illustrations (1904-1914), Paul , Sir James Balfour, (9 volumes. Edinburgh: D. Douglas, 1904-1914), FHL book 941 D22p; FHL microfilms104,157-104,161., vol. 5 p. 71.

[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 78. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 108.

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, pages 30, 79-80.

[S140] National Portrait Gallery, London, online http://www.npg.org.uk. Hereinafter cited as National Portrait Gallery.

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

[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 319. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

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William Russell, 1st Duke of Bedford's Timeline

August 1616
Thornhaugh, Northamptonshire, England
Age 21
September 29, 1639
Age 23
Chenies, Buckinghamshire, England
Age 24
April 9, 1652
Age 35
Age 35
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Age 39
September 7, 1700
Age 84
Bedford House, St. Giles-in-the-Fields, London, Middlesex, England
September 17, 1700
Age 84
Chenies Churchyard, Chenies, Buckinghamshire, England