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Russell, Earl (UK, 1861)

 

Creation: let. pat. 30 Jul 1861

 

Family name: Russell

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Arms:

Argent a Lion rampant Gules on a Chief Sable three Escallops of the field, over the centre Escallop a Mullet for difference

Crest:

A Goat statant Argent armed and unguled Or

Supporters:

On the dexter side a Lion Gules, and on the sinister side an Heraldic Antelope also Gules armed unguled tufted ducally gorged and chained, the Chain reflexed over the back Or, each supporter charged on the shoulder with a Mullet Argent

Motto:

Che Sera Sera (What will be, will be)

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John [Russell], 1st Earl Russell, KG GCMG PC

3rd son of John [Russell], 6th Duke of Bedford, by his first wife Hon Georgiana Elizabeth Byng, 2nd dau. of George [Byng], 4th Viscount Torrington

born

18 Aug 1792

mar. (1)

11 Apr 1835 Adelaide Lister (b. 12 Sep 1807; widow of Thomas [Lister], 2nd Baron Ribblesdale;  d. 1 Nov 1838), dau. of Thomas Lister, of Armitage Park, co. Stafford, by his second wife Mary Grove, dau. of William Grove, of Honileigh, co. Warwick

children by first wife

1. Lady Georgiana Adelaide Russell (d. 25 Sep 1922), mar. 15 Aug 1867 as his second wife Archibald Peel DL (b. 23 Jan 1828; d. 9 Aug 1910), 3rd son of Lt Gen Rt Hon Jonathan Peel MP, Secretary of State at War (by his wife Lady Alicia Jane Kennedy, 4th dau. of Archibald [Kennedy], 1st Marquess of Ailsa), 5th son by his first wife of Sir Robert Peel, 1st Bt. MP, and had issue

2. Lady Victoria Russell (d. 9 May 1880), mar. 16 Apr 1861 as his first wife Rev Henry Montagu Villiers, Vicar of St Paul's, Knightsbridge (b. 13 Nov 1837; d. 9 Sep 1908), 1st son and heir of Rt Rev Hon Henry Montagu Villiers DD, Bishop of Durham (by his wife Amelia Maria Hulton, 1st dau. of William Hulton, of Hulton Park, co. Lancaster), brother of George William [Villiers], 4th Earl of Clarendon, and 5th son of Hon George Villiers (by his wife Hon Theresa Parker, only dau. of John [Parker], 1st Baron Boringdon), 3rd son of Thomas [Villiers], 1st Earl of Clarendon, and had issue

mar. (2)

20 Jul 1841 Lady Frances Anna Maria Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (b. 15 Nov 1815; d. 17 Jan 1898), 2nd dau. of Gilbert [Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound], 2nd Earl of Minto, by his wife Mary Brydone, 1st dau. of Patrick Brydone, of Lennuel House, co. Berwick

children by second wife

1. Hon John Russell, styled Viscount Amberley, Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Nottingham 1866-68 (b. 10 Dec 1842; dvp. 9 Jan 1876), mar. 8 Nov 1864 Hon Katharine Louisa Stanley (b. 3 Apr 1842; d. 28 Jun 1874), 4th dau. of Edward John [Stanley], 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley, by his wife Hon Henrietta Maria Dillon, 1st dau. of Henry Augustus [Dillon], 13th Viscount Dillon, and had issue:

1a. Hon John Francis Stanley Russell, later 2nd Earl Russell

2a. Hon Bertrand Arthur William Russell, later 3rd Earl Russell

1a. Hon Rachel Lucretia Russell (b. 2 Mar 1868; dvp. 3 Jul 1874)

2. Hon George Gilbert William Russell (b. 14 Apr 1848; d. 27 Jan 1933)

3. Hon Francis Albert Rollo Russell (b. 11 Jul 1849; d. 30 Mar 1914), mar. (1) 21 Apr 1885 Alice Sophia Godfrey (d. 12 May 1886), dau. of Thomas Spragging Godfrey, of Balderton Hall, co. Nottingham, and had issue:

1a. Arthur John Godfrey Russell (b. 11 Mar 1886; dsp. 9 Mar 1943), mar. 3 Sep 1914 Hilda Foster, dau. of William Foster

Hon Francis Russell mar. (2) 28 Apr 1891 Gertrude Ellen Cornelia Joachim (d. 28 Oct 1942), 1st dau. ofHenry Joachim, of Highlands, Haslemere, co. Surrey, and had further issue:

2a. Capt John Albert Russell MC (b. 8 Oct 1895; dsp. 12 Apr 1931), mar. 1928 Alice Ives

1a. Margaret Frances Russell (b. 15 May 1894; d. 19...), mar. 18 Dec 1918 Edward Mayow Hastings Lloyd CB CMG (d. 27 Jan 1968), 3rd son of Edward Wynell Mayow Lloyd, of Hartford House, Winchfield, co. Hampshire, and had issue

3. Lady (Mary) Agatha Russell (b. 1853; d. 23 Apr 1933)

died

28 May 1878

created

30 Jul 1861 Viscount Amberley, of Amberley in the County of Gloucester and of Ardsalla in the County of Meath, and Earl Russell, of Kingston Russell in the County of Dorset

suc. by

grandson

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Tavistock 1813-17, 1818-20 and 1830-31, for Huntingdonshire 1820-26, for Bandon 1826-30, for Devon 1831-32, for South Devon 1832-35, for Stroud 1835-41 and for the City of London 1841-61; Privy Councillor 1830; Paymaster of the Forces 1830-34; Secretary of State for Home Affairs 1835-39;  an Ecclesiastical Commissioner 1836; Secretary of State for the Colonies 1839-41 and 1855; First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) 1846-52 and 1865-66;  Lord Rector of Glasgow University 1846-47; Elder Brother of the Trinity House 1849-78; Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1852-53 and 1859-65; Minister without Portfolio 1854-55; Lord President of the Council 1854-55; Fourth Charity Commissioner 1854-56; First Commissioner to the Vienna Congress 1855; Trustee of the British Museum 1855-78; Knight of the Garter 1862; Lord Rector of Aberdeen University 1863-66; GCMG 1869

 

John Francis Stanley [Russell], 2nd Earl Russell

born

12 Aug 1865

mar. (1)

6 Feb 1890 (div. 1901) Mabel Edith Scott (b. 1 Feb 1869; mar. (2) 19 Dec 1902 (div. 1904) William Brown; d. 22 Sep 1908), 2nd surv. dau. and cohrss. of Sir Claude Edward Scott, 4th Bt., of Lytchett Minster, co. Dorset, by his wife Maria Selina Burney, 2nd dau. of Henry Charles Burney, of Holywell, co. Hampshire

mar. (2)

31 Oct 1901 (div. 1915) Marion Somerville (former wife of G J Somerville), dau. of George Cooke, of Cumbernauld

mar. (3)

1916 Mary Annette von Arnim (b. 1866; widow of Count Henning August von Arnim; d. 10 Feb 1941), dau. of H Herron Beauchamp

died

s.p. 3 Mar 1931

suc. by

brother

note

in business as a general electrical contractor, becoming Chairman of Plenty and Sons 1890; Member for Newington, London County Council 1895-98; Alderman, London County Council 1898-1904; barrister, Gray's Inn 1905; Under-Secretary of State for Transport 1929 and for India 1929-31

 

Bertrand Arthur William [Russell], 3rd Earl Russell, OM

born

18 May 1872

mar. (1)

13 Dec 1894 (div. 1921) Alys Whitall Pearsall Smith (d. 21 Jan 1951), dau. of Robert Pearsall Smith, of Friday's Hill, Haslemere, co. Surrey,

mar. (2)

27 Sep 1921 (div. 1935) Sara Winifred Black MBE (d. 1986), dau. of Sir Frederick William Black KCB, by his wife Sarah Isabella Davisson, dau. of James Davisson, of Folkestone, co. Kent

children by second wife

1. Hon John Conrad Russell, later 4th Earl Russell

1. Lady Katherine Jane Russell (b. 29 Dec 1923), mar. 1948 Rev Charles William Stuart Tait, son of Charles Herman Avis Tait, of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and has issue

2. Lady Harriet Ruth Russell (b. 8 Jul 1930)

mar. (3)

18 Jan 1936 (div. 1952) Patricia Helen Spence, dau. of Harry Evelyn Spence

only child by third wife

2. Hon Conrad Sebastian Robert Russell, later 5th Earl Russell

mar. (4)

15 Dec 1952 Edith Finch (d. 1 Jan 1978), dau. of Edward Bronson Finch, of New York, USA

died

2 Feb 1970

suc. by

son by second wife

note

philosopher and author; Order of Merit 1949; Novel Prize for Literature 1950

 

John Conrad [Russell], 4th Earl Russell

born

16 Nov 1921

mar.

28 Aug 1946 (div. 1955) Susan Doniphan Lindsay, dau. of Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, the American poet

children

1. Lady Sarah Elizabeth Russell (b. 16 Jan 1946)

2. Lady Lucy Catherine Russell (b. 21 Jul 1948; dvp. 11 Apr 1975)

died

s.p.m. 16 Dec 1987

suc. by

half-brother

 

Conrad Sebastian Robert [Russell], 5th Earl Russell

born

15 Apr 1937

mar.

11 Aug 1962 Elizabeth Franklin Saunders (b. c. 1941; d. 30 Jan 2003), 1st dau. of Horace Saunders, of Chippenham, co. Wiltshire

children

1. Hon Nicholas Lyulph Russell, later 6th Earl Russell

2. Hon John Francis Russell, later 7th Earl Russell

died

13 Oct 2004

suc. by

son

note

History Lecturer, Bedford College London 1960-74; Reader in History, Bedford College London 1974-79; Professor of History, Yale University 1979-84; Astor Professor of British History, University College London 1984-90; Professor of British History, king's College London 1990-2004; Sir Henry Savile Visiting Professor, Merton College Oxford 1994-95; elected to the House of Lords 1999

 

Nicholas Lyulph [Russell], 6th Earl Russell

born

12 Sep 1968

died

17 Aug 2014

suc. by

brother

 

John Francis [Russell], 7th Earl Russell

born

19 Nov 1971

mar.

Jane .....

 

There is no heir to the Earldom of Russell.

 

 Last updated 27 Oct 2014

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Titles:

7th Earl Russell, of Kingston Russell in the County of Dorset

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 30 Jul 1861)

7th Viscount Amberley, of Amberley in the County of Gloucester and of Ardsalla in the County of Meath

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 30 Jul 1861)

 

Address:

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