Biography of William Russell 1st Duke Bedford

Timeline

On Aug 1616 William Russell 1st Duke Bedford was born to Francis Russell 4th Earl Bedford and Catherine Brydges Countess Bedford.

Around 1637 Anthony Van Dyck. Portrait of George Digby 2nd Earl Bristol and William Russell 1st Duke Bedford.

Around 1637 Anthony Van Dyck 1599-1641. Portrait of George Digby 2nd Earl Bristol 1612-1677 and William Russell 1st Duke Bedford 1616-1700.

On 11 Jul 1637 William Russell 1st Duke Bedford and Anne Carr Countess Bedford were married.

On 29 Sep 1638 William Russell was born to William Russell 1st Duke Bedford and Anne Carr Countess Bedford.

In 1638 Francis Russell was born to William Russell 1st Duke Bedford and Anne Carr Countess Bedford.

Around 1638 Anthony Van Dyck. Portrait of William Russell 1st Duke Bedford.

Around 1638 Anthony Van Dyck 1599-1641. Portrait of William Russell 1st Duke Bedford 1616-1700.

On 09 May 1641 William Russell 1st Duke Bedford was appointed 5th Baron Russell. Anne Carr Countess Bedford by marriage Baroness Russell.

On 09 May 1641 William Russell 1st Duke Bedford was appointed 5th Baron Russel Thornhaugh. Anne Carr Countess Bedford by marriage Baroness Russel Thornhaugh.

On 09 May 1641 William Russell 1st Duke Bedford succeeded 5th Earl Bedford (3C 1551). Anne Carr Countess Bedford by marriage Countess Bedford (3C 1551).

In 1643 Edward Russell was born to William Russell 1st Duke Bedford and Anne Carr Countess Bedford.

Around 1645 Robert Russell was born to William Russell 1st Duke Bedford and Anne Carr Countess Bedford.

In 1650 Anne Russell was born to William Russell 1st Duke Bedford and Anne Carr Countess Bedford.

In 1651 James Russell was born to William Russell 1st Duke Bedford and Anne Carr Countess Bedford.

In 1652 George Russell was born to William Russell 1st Duke Bedford and Anne Carr Countess Bedford.

On 09 Apr 1652 Diana Russell Baroness Latimer, Baroness Willoughby Broke, Baroness Alington was born to William Russell 1st Duke Bedford and Anne Carr Countess Bedford.

On 31 Aug 1656 Margaret Russell Countess Orford was born to William Russell 1st Duke Bedford and Anne Carr Countess Bedford.

Around 1672 Peter Lely. Postumous portrait of Henrietta Fitzjames Duchess OrléansCommissioned by her brother Charles II King Scotland and presented by him in the Council ChamberWhere it still hangs today, in recognition of her birth in Bedford House, Exeter, the town house of the William Russell 1st Duke BedfordWho had given her mother refuge during the dangerous years before her father's execution in 1649.

Around 1672 Peter Lely 1618-1680.Postumous portrait of Henrietta Fitzjames Duchess Orléans 1644-1670Commissioned by her brother Charles II King Scotland and presented by him in the Council ChamberWhere it still hangs today, in recognition of her birth in Bedford House, Exeter, the town house of the William Russell 1st Duke Bedford 1616-1700Who had given her mother refuge during the dangerous years before her father's execution in 1649.

On 29 May 1672 William Russell 1st Duke Bedford was appointed 475th Knight Garter: Charles II.

On 14 Feb 1689 William Russell 1st Duke Bedford was appointed as Privy Council.

On 11 May 1694 William Russell 1st Duke Bedford was created 1st Marquess Tavistock.

On 11 May 1694 William Russell 1st Duke Bedford was created 1st Duke Bedford (6C 1694).

On 13 Jun 1695 William Russell 1st Duke Bedford was created 1st Baron Howland of Streatham.

On 07 Sep 1700 William Russell 1st Duke Bedford died at Bedford House.

Catharine Russell was born to William Russell 1st Duke Bedford and Anne Carr Countess Bedford.

William Russell 1st Duke Bedford educated at Magdalen College.

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 23 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 14 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 20 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 15 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 9 Grand Son of Edward III King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 12 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 15 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 11 Grand Son of Philip "Bold" III King France

Ancestry

Father: Francis Russell 4th Earl Bedford Great x 12 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

GrandFather: William Russell 1st Baron Russel Thornhaugh Great x 11 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great GrandFather: Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Russell 1st Earl Bedford

Great x 3 GrandFather: James Russell

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Wise

Great x 2 GrandMother: Anne Sapcote Countess Bedford

Great GrandMother: Margaret St John Countess Bedford Great x 10 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John St John Great x 9 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John St John Great x 8 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Sybil Unknown

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Waldegrave

GrandMother: Elizabeth Long Baroness Russel Thornhaugh

Mother: Catherine Brydges Countess Bedford Great x 8 Granddaughter Edward III King England

GrandFather: Giles Brydges 3rd Baron Chandos Great x 7 Grandson Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: Edmund Brydges 2nd Baron Chandos Great x 6 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Brydges 1st Baron Chandos

Great x 3 GrandFather: Giles Brugge 6th Baron Chandos

Great x 3 GrandMother: Isabel Baynham Baroness Chandos

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Grey Baroness Chandos Great x 5 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edmund Grey 9th Baron Grey Wilton Great x 4 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Florence Hastings Baroness Grey Wilton Great x 10 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great GrandMother: Dorothy Braye Baroness Chandos, Baroness Knollys

Great x 2 GrandFather: Edmund Braye 1st Baron Braye

GrandMother: Frances Clinton Baroness Chandos Great x 9 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great GrandFather: Edward Clinton 1st Earl Lincoln Great x 8 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Clinton 8th Baron Clinton Great x 9 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Clinton 7th Baron Clinton Great x 8 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Morgan Baroness Clinton

Great x 2 GrandMother: Jane Poynings Baroness Clinton Great x 7 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward Poynings Great x 6 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great GrandMother: Ursula Stourton Baroness Clinton Great x 9 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Stourton 7th Baron Stourton Great x 9 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward Stourton 6th Baron Stourton Great x 8 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Dudley Baroness Stourton Great x 8 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edmund Dudley Great x 7 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Windsor Baroness Grey Groby Great x 13 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England