Lord John Francis "Frank" Stanley Russell, 2nd Earl Russell

Lord John Francis "Frank" Stanley Russell, 2nd Earl Russell

Male 1865 - 1931

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  • Name  Lord John Francis "Frank" Stanley Russell, 2nd Earl Russell 
    Title  Lord 
    Suffix  2nd Earl Russell 
    Born  12 Aug 1865  Alderley Park, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Event  1890 
    Marriage to Mabel didn't last long, but two failed attempts to end it in England meant they were still legally married in 1900. Harassment from his mother-in-law led to her being convicted of libel and imprisoned in 1897. Mabel continued to sing on the variety stage, even whilst they were married. 
    Event  1900 
    After moving to the USA and obtaining a divorce from Mabel in Nevada, he married twice-divorced Marion in 1900. On his return to England he was arrested and convicted of bigamy in the House of Lords, as the divorce was considered illegal. He was sentenced to only 3 months in prison as his marriage had been "extreme torture". This led to him being labelled the "Wicked Earl". After the first Countess obtained a divorce he married Marion again in 1901. 
    Event  1903 
    He was issued with the first car number plate 'A1' in 1903. 
    Event  1916 
    His third wife had been widowed in 1910 and then had an affair with H G Wells from 1910-13. After becoming involved in 1914, they married in 1916 but separated in 1919.  
    Occupation  He was the first peer to join the Labour Party. Under Ramsay MacDonald he was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, when he introduced the Highway Code and abolished speed limits! He was also Under-Secretary of State for India, 1929-31. He supported his brother's pacifism during WW1.  
    Died  3 Mar 1931  Marseilles, Provence, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5259  Fidgen
    Last Modified  4 Jun 2014 

    Father  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 
    Mother  Katharine Louisa Stanley, Viscountess Amberley,   b. 1844, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1874, Ravenscroft, Nr Trelleck, Monmouthshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Nov 1864  Alderley, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1983  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Mary Edith "Mabel" Scott 
    Married  1890 
    Last Modified  4 Jun 2014 
    Family ID  F1984  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Marion Cooke,   b. 1858 
    Married  31 Oct 1901 
    Last Modified  4 Jun 2014 
    Family ID  F1985  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Mary Annette Beauchamp,   b. 31 Aug 1866, Kirribilli Point, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1941, Charleston, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Feb 1916 
    Last Modified  4 Jun 2014 
    Family ID  F1986  Group Sheet

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    Frank & Rachel Russell
    Frank & Rachel Russell