Biography of John Russell 1st Earl Bedford

Timeline

Around 1485 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford was born to James Russell and Alice Wise.

Around Apr 1526 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford and Anne Sapcote Countess Bedford were married.

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

In 1528 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford was appointed as High Sheriff Dorset.

In 1528 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford was appointed as High Sheriff Somerset.

In 1529 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford was elected as MP Buckinghamshire.

In 1536 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford was appointed as Privy Council.

Christening Edward VI

On 15 Oct 1537 the future Edward VI was christened by John Stokesley Bishop London at the Chapel Royal in Hampton Court Palace. Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury performed the Baptismal Rites, and was appointed Godfather. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk and Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland were Godparents.
Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu carried the Salt. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk was Godfather and supported the Marchioness of Exeter. Richard Long was knighted. Thomas Cromwell 1st Earl Essex, Philip Boteler, John Vere 15th Earl Oxford and John Gage Lord Chamberlain attended. Mary Scrope carried Lady Mary's train. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex carried a covered basin. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex carried the canopy.
Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset helped his young niece the future Elizabeth I to carry the Crisom. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter supported his wife Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter to carry the child. Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde bore a taper of virgin wax. William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel carried the train of the Prince's robe. Christopher Barker proclaimed the Prince's titles. Arthur Hopton attended. .
Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset was created 1st Earl Hertford (2C 1537), 1st Viscount Beauchamp.
Edward VI King England and Ireland was created as Duke Cornwall, Earl Chester (9C 1537).
Nicholas Carew, Francis Bryan, Anthony Browne and John Russell 1st Earl Bedford surrounded the font.
Henry Knyvet, Edward Neville, Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley, Richard Long and John Wallop carried the canopy.

On 09 Mar 1539 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford was created 1st Baron Russell.

On 18 May 1539 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford was appointed 301st Knight Garter: Henry VIII.

Death of Henry VIII

On 30 Dec 1546 Henry VIII made his last revision to his will signed using the Dry Stamp that was used increasingly commonly. The will confirmed the succession as Edward VI King England and Ireland, Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland and Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland.
The will appointed sixteen executors: Anthony Browne, Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury, Anthony Denny, John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland, William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke, Edward Montagu, Edward North 1st Baron North, William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert, William Paulet 1st Marquess Winchester, John Russell 1st Earl Bedford, Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset, Cuthbert Tunstall Bishop Durham, Edward Paternal, Nicholas Paternal and Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl Southampton.

Coronation Edward VI

On 20 Feb 1547 Edward VI King England and Ireland was crowned VI King England and Ireland: Tudor at Westminster Abbey.
John Russell 1st Earl Bedford was appointed as Lord High Steward. Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel was appointed as Lord High Constable.
Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague and William Sharington were created Knight of the Bath.
Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon, Edward Courtenay, William Sharington,John Shelton and Walter Buckler were knighted. !.

In 1551 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford was created 1st Earl Bedford (3C 1551). Anne Sapcote Countess Bedford by marriage Countess Bedford (3C 1551).

In 1552 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford was appointed as Lord Lieutenant Devon.

On 14 Mar 1555 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford died.

Ancestry

Father: James Russell

Mother: Alice Wise

GrandFather: Thomas Wise