Person:Elizabeth Rawdon (1)

Lady Elizabeth Ann Rawdon-Hastings
m. 26 Feb 1752
  1. Lady Anne Elizabeth Rawdon1753 - 1813
  2. Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings1754 - 1826
  3. Lady Elizabeth Ann Rawdon-Hastings1793 - 1874
m. 21 Jun 1817
  1. Francis Russell, 9th Duke of Bedford1819 - 1891
  2. Lord Arthur Russell1825 - 1892
  3. Odo Russell, 1st Baron Ampthill1829 - 1884
Facts and Events
Name Lady Elizabeth Ann Rawdon-Hastings
Married Name Elizabeth Russell
Gender Female
Birth? 1793
Marriage 21 Jun 1817 to Lord George Russell
Death? 1874
Reference Number? Q6470598?

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Lady William Russell (1793–1874) was the wife of Lord George Russell and a notorious socialite.

Elizabeth Anne was the only child of Captain the Hon. John Theophilus Rawdon (died 1808), the brother of Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings. She married Russell on 21 June 1817. A beautiful and energetic cosmopolitan who had enjoyed a broad European education, Lord Byron praised her in Beppo as "[one] whose bloom could, after dancing, dare the dawn". However, her outspoken Tory sympathies won her few friends among her husband's Liberal circle. Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux described her as that accursed woman.

She and Russell had three sons, all of whom she tutored at home, perhaps lending them a rather distinctive approach to life:

Benjamin Disraeli said in conversation, I think she is the most fortunate woman in England, for she has the three nicest sons.

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