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Wriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford
b.1 Nov 1680
d.26 May 1711
  1. Hon. Rachel Russell1673/74 - 1725
  2. Catherine Russell1676 - 1711
  3. Wriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford1680 - 1711
  • HWriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford1680 - 1711
  • W.  Elizabeth Howland (add)
  1. Wriothesley Russell, 3rd Duke of Bedford1708 - 1732
  2. John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford1710 - 1771
  3. Lady Elizabeth Russell1711 - 1784
  4. Rachel Russell - 1777
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Name Wriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1 Nov 1680
Death[1] 26 May 1711


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Wriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford KG (1 November 1680 – 26 May 1711) was the son of William Russell, Lord Russell, and his wife Lady Rachel Wriothesley. From 1683 until 1694, he was styled Lord Russell, and from 1695 until his accession in 1700, Marquess of Tavistock.

Russell married the rich heiress Elizabeth Howland, daughter of John Howland of Streatham, on 23 May 1695. Shortly thereafter (13 June 1695), his grandfather, the Duke of Bedford, was created Baron Howland of Streatham to commemorate the marriage. The couple had six children:

On 13 May 1696, Tavistock, as he then was, matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford. Around 1698, he began the construction of the Howland Great Wet Dock on the Thames, on some of his wife's dowry lands in Rotherhithe.

Russell held the offices of Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Middlesex between 1701 and 1711. He was also a Gentleman of the Bedchamber to William III from 1701 to 1702. After William's death, he was invested as a Knight of the Garter on 14 March 1702 and served as Lord High Constable of England for the coronation of Queen Anne.

Russell died in 1711, aged 30, from smallpox and was buried on 30 May 1711 at Chenies, Buckinghamshire.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Wriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   Wriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.