Lord John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, KG, GCMG, PC

Lord John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, KG, GCMG, PC

Male 1792 - 1878

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  • Name  Lord John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, KG, GCMG, PC 
    Title  Lord 
    Suffix  1st Earl Russell, KG, GCMG, PC 
    Born  18 Aug 1792  Mayfair, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Education  1804 
    Westminster School. 
    Occupation  1813 
    Whig MP for Tavistock, 1813-7, 1818-20 & 1830-1; Huntingdonshire, 1820-6; Bandon Bridge, 1826-30; Devon, 1831-2; South Devon, 1832-5; Stroud, 1835-41 and London, 1841-61.  
    Event  1830 
    Sworn of the Privy Council, 1830; elevated to the peerage as Earl Russell of Kingston Russell in the County of Dorset and Viscount Amberley of Amberley in the County of Gloucestershire, 1860; GCMG; KG, 1862.  
    Occupation  1830 
    He held the following Cabinet positions: Paymaster General, 1830; Home Secretary, 1835-9; Prime Minister, 1846-52; Leader of the Opposition, 1852; Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1852-3; Lord President of the Council, 1854-5; Secretarty of State for Foreign Affairs, 1859-65; Prime Minister, 1865-6 and Leader of the Opposition, 1866-8.  
    Event  1859 
    A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens was dedicated to Lord John Russell for public services and private kindnesses.  
    Event  1876 
    After the death of his eldest son, Lord Amberley, John and his second wife brought up his son's children, who included Bertrand Russell.  
    Died  28 May 1878  Richmond Park, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5252  Fidgen
    Last Modified  4 Jun 2014 

    Father  John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford, KG, PC, LLD, FSA,   c. 2 Aug 1766, St Giles in the Fields, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1839 
    Mother  Georgiana Elizabeth Byng,   b. 1768,   d. 11 Oct 1801 
    Married  1786 
    Family ID  F1979  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Adelaide Lister 
    Married  11 Apr 1835 
    Last Modified  3 Jun 2014 
    Family ID  F1981  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Frances Anna Maria Elliot Murray Kynynmound 
    Married  20 Jul 1841 
    Children 
    >1. John Russell, Viscount Amberley,   b. 10 Dec 1842, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1876, Ravenscroft, Nr Trelleck, Monmouthshire Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  4 Jun 2014 
    Family ID  F1982  Group Sheet

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