Biography of Edward Russell 1st Earl Orford

Timeline

In 1653 Edward Russell 1st Earl Orford was born to Edward Russell and Penelope Hill.

Around 1682 Thomas Murray. Portrait of Edward Russell 1st Earl Orford and Captain John Benbow (1653–1702), and Admiral Ralph Delavall (c. 1645–1707).

Around 1682 Thomas Murray 1663-1735. Portrait of Edward Russell 1st Earl Orford 1653-1727 and Captain John Benbow (1653–1702), and Admiral Ralph Delavall (c.1645–1707).

On Nov 1691 Edward Russell 1st Earl Orford and Margaret Russell Countess Orford were married. Margaret Russell Countess Orford by marriage Earl Orford (1C 1697).

After Nov 1691 Edward Russell 1st Earl Orford lived at 43 King Street.

Glorious Revolution

On 07 May 1697 Edward Russell 1st Earl Orford was created 1st Earl Orford (1C 1697) by William III King England, Scotland and Ireland in recognition of Edward Russell 1st Earl Orford 's support of the Glorious Revolution he having been one of the signatories of the Invitation to William of Orange from the Immortal Seven.

On 26 Nov 1727 Edward Russell 1st Earl Orford died at 43 King Street.

After 26 Nov 1727 Edward Russell 1st Earl Orford was buried at Bedford Chapel.

Invitation to William of Orange from the Immortal Seven

On 30 Jun 1688, four weeks after the birth of King James II's catholic male heir, seven peers signed the Invitation to William of Orange from the Immortal Seven and sent it to William III King England, Scotland and Ireland :
Charles Talbot 1st Duke Shrewsbury
William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire
Thomas Osborne 1st Duke Leeds
Richard Lumley 1st Earl Scarborough
Henry Compton Bishop Oxford, Bishop London
Edward Russell 1st Earl Orford and
Henry Sidney 1st Earl Romney (who also wrote the invitation).

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 24 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 15 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 21 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 16 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 10 Grand Son of Edward III King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 13 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 16 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 12 Grand Son of Philip "Bold" III King France

Ancestry

Father: Edward Russell

GrandFather: Francis Russell 4th Earl Bedford

Great GrandFather: William Russell 1st Baron Russel Thornhaugh

Great Great GrandFather: Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford

Great Great Great GrandFather: John Russell 1st Earl Bedford

Great Great Great GrandMother: Anne Sapcote Countess Bedford

Great Great GrandMother: Margaret St John Countess Bedford

Great Great Great GrandFather: John St John

Great Great Great GrandMother: Margaret Waldegrave

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Long Baroness Russel Thornhaugh

GrandMother: Catherine Brydges Countess Bedford

Great GrandFather: Giles Brydges 3rd Baron Chandos

Great Great GrandFather: Edmund Brydges 2nd Baron Chandos

Great Great Great GrandFather: John Brydges 1st Baron Chandos

Great Great Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Grey Baroness Chandos

Great Great GrandMother: Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos, Baroness Knollys

Great Great Great GrandFather: Edmund Braye 1st Baron Braye

Great GrandMother: Frances Clinton Baroness Chandos

Great Great GrandFather: Edward Clinton 1st Earl Lincoln

Great Great Great GrandFather: Thomas Clinton 8th Baron Clinton

Great Great Great GrandMother: Jane Poynings Baroness Clinton

Great Great GrandMother: Ursula Stourton Baroness Clinton

Great Great Great GrandFather: William Stourton 7th Baron Stourton

Mother: Penelope Hill