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Biography of Elizabeth Russell Countess Essex 1711-1784

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On 07 Sep 1700 William Russell 1st Duke Bedford 1616-1700 (84) died at Bedford House Covent Garden. His grandson [her father] Wriothesley Russell 2nd Duke Bedford 1680-1711 (19) succeeded 2nd Duke Bedford 6C 1694, 2nd Marquess Tavistock, 2nd Baron Howland of Streatham.

Before 13 Aug 1703 [her father] Wriothesley Russell 2nd Duke Bedford 1680-1711 and [her mother] Elizabeth Howland Duchess Bedford 1682-1724 were married. [her mother] Elizabeth Howland Duchess Bedford 1682-1724 by marriage Duchess Bedford 6C 1694.

On 10 Jan 1710 Algernon Capell 2nd Earl Essex 1670-1710 (39) died. His son [her future husband] William Capell 3rd Earl Essex 1697-1743 (12) succeeded 3rd Earl Essex 9C 1641.

Around 1711 Elizabeth Russell Countess Essex 1711-1784 was born to [her father] Wriothesley Russell 2nd Duke Bedford 1680-1711 (30) and [her mother] Elizabeth Howland Duchess Bedford 1682-1724 (29).

On 26 May 1711 [her father] Wriothesley Russell 2nd Duke Bedford 1680-1711 (30) died. His son [her brother] Wriothesley Russell 3rd Duke Bedford 1708-1732 (3) succeeded 3rd Duke Bedford 6C 1694, 3rd Marquess Tavistock.

On 27 Nov 1718 [her future husband] William Capell 3rd Earl Essex 1697-1743 (21) and Jane Hyde Countess Essex -1724 were married (he was her fourth cousin). Jane Hyde Countess Essex -1724 by marriage Countess Essex 9C 1641.

On 04 Aug 1722 Scroop Egerton 1st Duke Bridgewater 1681-1744 (40) and [her sister] Rachel Russell Duchess Bridgewater 1707-1777 (15) were married. [her sister] Rachel Russell Duchess Bridgewater 1707-1777 (15) by marriage Duchess Bridgewater.

After Jan 1724 [her husband] William Capell 3rd Earl Essex 1697-1743 and Elizabeth Russell Countess Essex 1711-1784 were married (he was her half fourth cousin). Elizabeth Russell Countess Essex 1711-1784 by marriage Countess Essex 9C 1641.

On 29 Jul 1724 [her mother] Elizabeth Howland Duchess Bedford 1682-1724 (42) died.

On 22 Apr 1725 [her brother] Wriothesley Russell 3rd Duke Bedford 1708-1732 (16) and Anne Egerton Duchess Bedford -1762 were married. Anne Egerton Duchess Bedford -1762 by marriage Duchess Bedford 6C 1694. She was the step-daughter of his sister [her sister] Rachel Russell Duchess Bridgewater 1707-1777 (18).

On 11 Oct 1731 [her brother] John Russell 4th Duke Bedford 1710-1771 (21) and Diana Spencer Duchess Bedford 1710-1735 (21) were married (he was her third cousin).

On 07 Oct 1732 [her son] William Anne Capell 4th Earl Essex 1732-1799 was born to [her husband] William Capell 3rd Earl Essex 1697-1743 (35) and Elizabeth Russell Countess Essex 1711-1784 (21) at Turin.

On 23 Oct 1732 [her brother] Wriothesley Russell 3rd Duke Bedford 1708-1732 (24) died at A Coruña. He was buried at Bedford Chapel St Michael's Church Chenies. His brother [her brother] John Russell 4th Duke Bedford 1710-1771 (22) succeeded 4th Duke Bedford 6C 1694, 4th Marquess Tavistock. Diana Spencer Duchess Bedford 1710-1735 (22) by marriage Duchess Bedford 6C 1694.

In Apr 1737 [her brother] John Russell 4th Duke Bedford 1710-1771 (26) and Gertrude Leveson Gower Duchess Bedford -1794 were married. Gertrude Leveson Gower Duchess Bedford -1794 by marriage Duchess Bedford 6C 1694.

On 08 Jan 1743 [her husband] William Capell 3rd Earl Essex 1697-1743 (45) died. His son William Anne Capell 4th Earl Essex 1732-1799 (10) succeeded 4th Earl Essex 9C 1641. Harriet Bladen Countess Essex 1735-1821 (8) by marriage Countess Essex 9C 1641.

On 11 Jan 1744 Scroop Egerton 1st Duke Bridgewater 1681-1744 (62) died. His son [her nephew] John Egerton 2nd Duke Bridgewater 1727-1748 (16) succeeded 2nd Duke Bridgewater, 5th Earl Bridgewater 2C 1617.

In 1748 Granville Leveson Gower 1st Marquess Stafford 1721-1803 (26) and [her niece] Louisa Egerton Countess Gower 1723-1761 (24) were married.

1772 Angelica Kauffmann Painter 1741-1807 (30). Portrait of Granville Leveson Gower 1st Marquess Stafford 1721-1803 (50) and his family.

On 26 Feb 1748 [her nephew] John Egerton 2nd Duke Bridgewater 1727-1748 (20) died unmarried. His brother [her nephew] Francis Egerton 3rd Duke Bridgewater 1736-1803 (11) succeeded 3rd Duke Bridgewater, 6th Earl Bridgewater 2C 1617.

On 30 Mar 1752 Thomas Villiers 1st Earl Clarendon 1709-1786 (42) and [her step-daughter] Charlotte Capell Countess Clarendon -1790 were married (he was her second cousin once removed).

Before 1759 [her son] William Anne Capell 4th Earl Essex 1732-1799 and Frances Hanbury Williams -1759 were married.

After 1759 [her son] William Anne Capell 4th Earl Essex 1732-1799 and Harriet Bladen Countess Essex 1735-1821 were married.

On 14 May 1761 [her niece] Louisa Egerton Countess Gower 1723-1761 (38) died.

In 1762 George Spencer 4th Duke Marlborough 1739-1817 (22) and [her niece] Caroline Russell Duchess Marlborough 1743-1811 (18) were married (he was her fourth cousin). [her niece] Caroline Russell Duchess Marlborough 1743-1811 (18) by marriage Duchess Marlborough.

In or before 1771 Andrea Soldi Painter 1703-1771 (68). Portrait of Elizabeth Russell Countess Essex 1711-1784 (60).

On 05 Jan 1771 [her brother] John Russell 4th Duke Bedford 1710-1771 (60) died at Woburn. He was buried at Bedford Chapel St Michael's Church Chenies. His grandson Francis Russell 5th Duke Bedford 1765-1802 (5) succeeded 5th Duke Bedford 6C 1694, 5th Marquess Tavistock.

In 1777 [her sister] Rachel Russell Duchess Bridgewater 1707-1777 (70) died.

In 1784 Elizabeth Russell Countess Essex 1711-1784 (73) died.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Russell

Maternal Family Tree: Elizabeth Child 1656 1719

Royal Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 26 Grand Daughter of Æthelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 17 Grand Daughter of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 23 Grand Daughter of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 18 Grand Daughter of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 10 Grand Daughter of Henry IV King England 1367-1413

Kings Scotland: Great x 15 Grand Daughter of William "Lion" I King Scotland 1143-1214

Kings Franks: Great x 17 Grand Daughter of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 13 Grand Daughter of Philip "Fair" IV King France 1268-1314

Ancestry

Father: Wriothesley Russell 2nd Duke Bedford 1680-1711 9 x great grandson of Henry IV King England 1367-1413

GrandFather: William Russell 1639-1683 10 x great grandson of King Edward III England

Great GrandFather: William Russell 1st Duke Bedford 1616-1700 9 x great grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Francis Russell 4th Earl Bedford 1593-1641 12 x great grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Russell 1st Baron Russel Thornhaugh 1560-1613 11 x great grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Long Baroness Russel Thornhaugh

Great x 2 GrandMother: Catherine Brydges Countess Bedford 1580-1657 8 x great granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Giles Brydges 3rd Baron Chandos 1548-1594 7 x great grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Frances Clinton Baroness Chandos 1552-1623 9 x great granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great GrandMother: Anne Carr 1615-1684 9 x great granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Robert Carr 1st Earl Somerset 1587-1645

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Kerr 9th of Ferniehirst 1529-1586

Great x 2 GrandMother: Frances Howard Countess Essex Countess Somerset 1590-1632 8 x great granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk 1561-1626 7 x great grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Catherine Knyvet Countess Suffolk 1564-1638 9 x great granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

GrandMother: Rachel Wriothesley 1636-1723 8 x great granddaughter of Henry IV King England 1367-1413

Great GrandFather: Thomas Wriothesley 4th Earl of Southampton 1607-1667 7 x great grandson of Henry IV King England 1367-1413

Great x 2 GrandFather: Henry Wriothesley 3rd Earl of Southampton 1573-1624 7 x great grandson of King Edward III England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Wriothesley 2nd Earl of Southampton 1545-1581

Great x 3 GrandMother: Mary Browne Countess Southampton 1552-1607 6 x great granddaughter of King Edward III England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Vernon Countess Southampton 1572-1655 6 x great granddaughter of Henry IV King England 1367-1413

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Vernon 1546-1592 5 x great grandson of Henry IV King England 1367-1413

Great GrandMother: Rachel Massue Countess Southampton 1603-1640

Great x 2 GrandFather: Daniel de Massue Seigneur de Rouvigny 1577-1613

Mother: Elizabeth Howland Duchess Bedford 1682-1724

GrandFather: John Howland 1649-1686

GrandMother: Elizabeth Child 1656-1719

Great GrandFather: Josiah Child Merchant 1631-1699

Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard Child

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Roycroft