Son of William Russell, 1st Duke of Bedford and Anne Russell, Countess of Bedford
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About Lord Edward Russell
b. c.1642, 4th but 1st surv. s. of Sir William Russell†, 5th Earl and 1st Duke of Bedford, by Lady Anne, da. and h. of Robert Ker, 1st Earl of Somerset; bro. of Hon. James*, Hon. Robert* and Hon. William Russell†. educ. privately (John Thornton); travelled abroad (France, Italy, Germany, Low Countries) 1660–6; Padua Univ. 1664. m. 1 Aug. 1688, Frances (d. 1694), da. of Sir Robert Williams, 2nd Bt., of Penrhyn, Caern., wid. of Richard Lloyd of Esclus, Denb., s.p. Styled Ld. Edward Russell from 11 May 1694
Edward Russell was born circa 1642. He married Frances Williams, daughter of Sir Robert Williams, 2nd Bt. and Frances Glynne, on 6 October 1689.1 He died in 1731.