Biography of Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford

Timeline

Around 1527 Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford was born to John Russell 1st Earl Bedford and Anne Sapcote Countess Bedford.

Before 1548 Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford and Margaret St John Countess Bedford were married.

In 1548 Anne Russell Countess Warwick was born to Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford and Margaret St John Countess Bedford.

In 1551 Henry Russell was born to Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford and Margaret St John Countess Bedford.

Around 1553 John Russell was born to Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford and Margaret St John Countess Bedford.

Around 1554 Francis Russell was born to Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford and Margaret St John Countess Bedford.

On 14 Mar 1554 Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford succeeded 2nd Countess Bedford (3C 1551), 2nd Baron Russell. Margaret St John Countess Bedford by marriage Earl Bedford (3C 1551).

In 1560 Margaret Russell Countess Cumberland was born to Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford and Margaret St John Countess Bedford.

Around 1560 William Russell 1st Baron Russel Thornhaugh was born to Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford and Margaret St John Countess Bedford.

1562 News Years Day Gift Giving

On 01 Jan 1562 the New Years Gift Giving was held. Those who gave gifts provide an interesting who's who of the Elizabethan Court soon after Elizabeth I's Coronation. Queen Elizabeth was present since a number are described as "With the Qene her Majestie. ".
For 'dimy' read 'demi' ie half-sovereigns.
Neweeyeur's Gyftes gevon to the Quene her Majestie by those Parsons whose Names hereafter ensue, the first of January, the Yere above wrytten.
By the Lady Margaret Strainge, a little round mounte of golde to conteyne a pomaunder in it. With the Qene her Majestie. Note. Lady Margaret Strange married Henry Stanley Lord Strange on 07 Feb 1555. In 1561 he had not succeeded to Earldom of Derby and was known by the courtesy title Lord Strange. She is listed first since she was one of the few remaining direct descendants of Henry VII, being a great-granddaughter by his daughter Mary Tudor. Margaret Clifford was first in line to succeed in 1568 but died in 1596 before Elizabeth I.
Dukes, Marquises and Earls
By the Duke of Norfolke, in a purse of purple silke and golde knit, in sundry coynes of golde £20 0s 0d.
By the Marquis of Winchester, High Threasourer of Englande, in a purse of crymsen satten, in angells £20 0s 0d.
By the Marquis of Northampton, in a purse of crymsen silke and gold knit, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Arundell, Lord Steward, in a paper, in angels, £30 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Shrewesburye, in a red silke purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Darbye, in a purse of crymsen satten, embraudered with golde, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Pembroke, in a purse of black silk and silver knit, in new angells £30 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Bedforde, in a purse of black silk and golde knytt, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Rutlande, in a purse of red silk and golde knytt, in dimy soveraigns and angells £20 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Huntingdon, in a red silk purse, in angells £15 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Westmerlande, in a red silk purse, in dimy soveraigns £10 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Oxforde, in a red silk purse, in dimy soveraigns £10 0s 0d.
By the Thomas Percy 7th Earl NorthumberlandEarle of Northumberlande, in a purse of black silke and silver knytt, in angells £10 0s 0d. With the Quene her Highness.
By the Earle of Warwike, a smocke wrought with black silk, a peire of slevis, and a partelett wrought with gold, silver, and black silke. Delivered to the Lady Cobham.
By the Viscounte Mountague, in a purse of cloth of golde, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
Bishops. The list of Bishops ends with "With her said Majestie"; unclear whether this refers to all the Bishops listed.
By the Archbusshop of Caunterbury, in a red silk purse, in dimy soveraigns £40 0s 0d.
By the Archbusshop of York, in soveraigns £30 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Duresme, in a purse of crymson silk and gold knytt, in angells £30 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Ely, in a red vellat purse, in angells £30 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Wynchester, in a purse of crymsen silk and gold knytt and set with pearles, in angells £20 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of London, in a red satten purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Salisbury, in a red satten purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Worcester, in a black vellat purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Lyncoln, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Chychester, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Norwich, in a blew silk purse £13 6s 8d.
By the Busshop of Hereforde, in a green silk purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Lychfield and Coventry, in a red satten purse, in angells £13 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Rochester, in a red purse, in gold £13 6s 8d.
By the Busshop of Saint Davies, in a red silk purse, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Bathe, in a purse of red silk, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Exetour, in a blew silk purse, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Peterborowe, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Chester, in a red purse, in angells and soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
Duchesses and Countesses
By the Duchess of Norfolke, in a prse of crymsen silk and gold knyt, in angells £20 0s 0d.
By the Duchess of Somerset, in a purse of silver and black silk, in royalls and ducketts £14 0s 0d. Proably the Dowager Duchess of Somerset since her husband Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset had been executed in 1552, and their children disinherited as a result.
By the Frances Vere, in a purse of tawny silk and gold, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d. Dowager since her husband Henry Howard 1516-1547, by courtesy Earl Surrey, had been executed in 1547.
By the Anne Talbot Countess Pembroke, in a cherry bag of crymsen satten, in new angells £15 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Bedford, in a purse of crymsen silk and silver knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Dorothy Howard Countess Derby, in a purse of crymson sattin embrodred with gold, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Oxford, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Shrewisbury, Dowager, in a purse of black silk knytt, in dimy soveraignes £12 0s 0d.
By the Gertrude Manners Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford, in a red silk purse knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Huntingdon, Dowager, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Katherine Dudley Countess Huntingdon, in a red purse, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Anne Somerset Countess Northumberland, in a purse of black silk and silver knytt, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Rutland, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £13 6s 8d.
Viscountesses
By the Vicountess Hereford, Dowager, six hankercheffes edged with gold. Delivered to the said Lady Cobham.
By the Vicountess Mountague, in a purse of cloth of gold, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
Lordes
By the Lorde Keeper of the Great Seale, Bacon, in a purse of silver knytt, in angells £13 6s 8d.
By the William Howard 1st Baron Howard, in a purse of crymsen silk and gold knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d
By the Lorde Pagett, in a greene purse in dimy soveraignes £13 6s 8d.
By the Lorde Clynton, Lord Admyrall, in gold £10 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Riche, in a red satten purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Lorde North, in a purse of purple silk and silver, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Lumley, in a paper, in angells £20 0s 0d.
By the Edward Hastings 1st Baron Hastings Loughborough, in a red silk purse, in French crowns £13 0s 0d.
By the Henry Stafford 1st Baron Stafford, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Windsor, in a purse of crymsn silk and gold knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
By John Grey, a haunce pott of allabaster garnished with silver gilt. Delivered in charge to John Asteley, Esq. Master and Threasourer of her Highnes Jewels and Plate. Lord John Grey assumed to be a courtesy title his father being Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset.
By the Henry Berkeley 7th Baron Berkeley, in a red purse, in gold £10 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Mountejoye, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Edward Neville 7th Baron Bergavenny, in a purse of red silke, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Scrowpe, in a purse of blak silk and silver knytt, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Henry Carey 1st Baron Hunsdon, in a purse of crymsen silk, in double ducketts £13 6s 8d.
By the Lorde Strainge, in a purse of red silk and gold, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d. Lord Strange being the courtesy title for the Earldom of Derby. He wouldn't inherit until 1572.
By the Lorde Darcey of Chichey, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes, £10 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Shefild, in a red silk purse, in gold £10 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Shandowes, in a blak silk purse, in angells £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
Ladyes
By the Lady Howarde, in a purse of crymsen silk and knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
By the Lady Clinton, a peire of sleevis of gold, pulled out with lawne. Delivered to the said Lady Cobham.
By the Lady Pagett, in gold £6 13s 4d.
By the Katherine Howard Baroness Berkeley, Lord Barkeley's wife, in gold £5 0s 0d.
By the Lady Mountejoye, in a red silk purse, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Lady Abergavenny, in a red satten purse, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d.
By the Lady Caree of Hundesdon, in a blak purse knytt, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Lady Taylboyes, Sir Peter Carewe's wyfe, in a purse of blak silk and silver, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
By the Lady Cobham, a partelett and a peire of sleeves of sypers wrought with silver and blak silke. Re-delivered to herself.
By the Lady Dakers, a warming ball of gold, per oz. 3 oz. dim. With her said Majestie.
By the Douglas Howard Baroness Sheffield, a paire of sleeves wrought with fringe of blak silk and lozeng of gold. Delivered to the said Lady Cobham.
By the Lady Scrope, in a purse of blak silk and silver, in angells £7 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
By the Lady Shandowes, a peire of sleeves and a partlett of gold and silver knytt, cawle fashion. Delivered to the said Lady Cobham
By the Catherine Carey, a feyne carpett of needleworke, theverende frienged and buttoned with gold and silk. Delivered to John Torneworth, Groom of the Privy Chamber.
By the Lady Butler, in a little white purse, in French crowns £6 0s 0d. With her said Majestie. Unclear as to who Lady Butler refers to.
By the Lady Raclyef, a peire of sleeves of cameryk, all over sett with purle, and two sweet bags. Delivered to the said Lady Cobham.

In 1564 Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford was appointed 349th Knight Garter: Elizabeth I.

On 25 Jun 1566 Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford and Bridget Hussey Countess Bedford were married. Bridget Hussey Countess Bedford by marriage Earl Bedford (3C 1551).

On Jan 1570 George Clifford 3rd Earl Cumberland succeeded 3rd Earl Cumberland, 13th Baron Clifford, 13th Lord Skipton. Being underage his wardship went to Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland who gave it to Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford whose daughter George subsequently married.

In 1577 George Clifford 3rd Earl Cumberland and Margaret Russell Countess Cumberland were married, she being the daughter of Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford who had been given George's wardship by Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland. Margaret Russell Countess Cumberland by marriage Earl Cumberland.

In 1584 Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford was appointed as Lord Lieutenant Devon.

On 28 Jul 1585 Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford died.

Elizabeth Russell Countess Bath, Count Eu was born to Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford and Margaret St John Countess Bedford.

Ancestry

Father: John Russell 1st Earl Bedford

GrandFather: James Russell

GrandMother: Alice Wise

Great GrandFather: Thomas Wise

Mother: Anne Sapcote Countess Bedford