Lord Arthur Oliver Villiers Russell, 2nd Baron Ampthill, GCSI, GCIE, DL, JP

Lord Arthur Oliver Villiers Russell, 2nd Baron Ampthill, GCSI, GCIE, DL, JP

Male 1869 - 1935

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  • Name  Lord Arthur Oliver Villiers Russell, 2nd Baron Ampthill, GCSI, GCIE, DL, JP 
    Title  Lord 
    Suffix  2nd Baron Ampthill, GCSI, GCIE, DL, JP 
    Born  19 Feb 1869  Palazzo Chigi, Rome, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened  29 Aug 1870  Watford, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    War  1914 
    Commanded a battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment and two of the Bedfordshire Regiment in France. Was twice mentioned in despatches.  
    Death  1935 
    Died of pneumonia. 
    Education  Eton and New College, Oxford.  
    Event  Inherited the title in 1884, aged 15. Appointed Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (GCIE), 1900 and Knight Grand Commander of the Star of India (GCSI), 1904. Appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Bedfordshire in 1909.  
    Event  Rowed very successfully for Eton, Oxford University, Leander and London Rowing Clubs. A member of the original International Olympic Committee.  
    Occupation  Founder member of the National Party; Grand Master of several Masonic Lodges; JP. 
    Occupation  Private Secretary to Joseph Chamberlain, 1895-1900; Governor of Madras, 1900-6; Viceroy of India, 1904.  
    Died  7 Jul 1935  Chenies, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5234  Fidgen
    Last Modified  30 Jan 2016 

    Father  Odo William Leopold Russell, 1st Baron Ampthill, GCB, GCMG, PC,   b. 20 Sep 1829, Florence, Tuscany, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1884, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Emily Theresa Villiers,   b. 9 Sep 1843, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1927, Ampthill, Bedfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 May 1868  Watford, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1973  Group Sheet

    Family  Margaret Lygon,   b. 8 Oct 1874, Hanover Square, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1957, Hammersmith, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Oct 1894  Madresfield, Worcestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. John Hugo "Stilts" Russell, 3rd Baron Ampthill,   b. 4 Oct 1896, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1973, Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  2 Jun 2014 
    Family ID  F1972  Group Sheet

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