Francis Russell, Marquess of Tavistock

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Francis Russell
The Marquess of Tavistock
Born (1739-09-27)27 September 1739
Died 22 March 1767(1767-03-22) (aged 27)
Title Marquess of Tavistock
Spouse(s) Lady Elizabeth Keppel
Issue Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford
John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford
Lord William Russell
Parents John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford
Lady Gertrude Leveson-Gower

Francis Russell, Marquess of Tavistock (27 September 1739 – 22 March 1767) was a British politician and the eldest son of the 4th Duke of Bedford.

From 1759 to 1761, he sat in the Irish House of Commons as Whig Member of Parliament for Armagh Borough and then in the British House of Commons for Bedfordshire until 1767. On 8 June 1764, he married Lady Elizabeth Keppel, the youngest child of the 2nd Earl of Albemarle. They had three sons:

Lord Tavistock died in 1767, after falling from his horse while out hunting, and his eldest son succeeded as Duke of Bedford four years later.


Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Edward Knatchbull
Philip Bragg
Member of Parliament for Armagh Borough
1759 – 1760
With: Edward Knatchbull
Succeeded by
Robert Cuninghame
Hon. John Ponsonby
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Alston, Bt
Henry Osborn
Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire
With: Robert Henley-Ongley
Succeeded by
Robert Henley-Ongley
The Earl of Upper Ossory