Baron Russell of Liverpool

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Barony Russell of Liverpool
Creation date 9 October 1919
Monarch King George V
Peerage Peerage of the United Kingdom
First holder Sir Edward Russell
Present holder Simon Russell, 3rd Baron Russell of Liverpool
Heir apparent Hon. Edward Russell
Remainder to Heirs male of the first baron's body lawfully begotten[1]
Armorial motto "More light"

Baron Russell of Liverpool, of Liverpool in the County Palatine of Lancaster, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1919 for Sir Edward Russell.[2] He served as editor of the Liverpool Daily Post for almost fifty years and also briefly represented Glasgow Bridgeton in the House of Commons as a Liberal.[2]

His three sons predeceased him. His grandson, the second Baron, was a prominent lawyer and author who earned the Military Cross in the Second World War. As Deputy Judge Advocate General to the British Army of the Rhine he was one of the chief legal advisers during the war crimes trials held in Nuremberg and Tokyo at the end of the Second World War.[2]

As of 2017, the title is held by his grandson, the third Baron, who succeeded in 1981. He serves as an elected hereditary peer in the House of Lords having been elected at a by election in December 2014. He sits as a Crossbencher.[3]

Barons Russell of Liverpool (1919)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Edward Charles Stanley Russell (b. 1985).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 31610". The London Gazette. 21 October 1919. p. 12890. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 3445. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1. 
  3. ^ "Lord Russell of Liverpool". Parliament of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 24 June 2017.