John Russell (colonial administrator)
|Known for||President of Bengal|
John Russell (14 October 1670 – 5 December 1735) was an administrator of the English East India Company.
The posthumous third son of Sir John Russell, 3rd Baronet, he was on his mother's side a grandson of Oliver Cromwell. On 17 December 1697, he married Mary Eyre, sister of Sir Charles Eyre. They had one son and three daughters:
- Col. Charles Russell (1700–1754), colonel of the 34th Regiment of Foot, married Mary Johanna Cutts Revett, daughter of Col. Edmund Revett, and had issue, including Sir John Russell, 8th Baronet
- Frances Russell, married John Revett, son of Col. Edmund Revett, became bedchamber woman to Princess Amelia of Great Britain
- Mary Russell, married Josiah Holmes, without issue
- Elizabeth Russell, married Samuel Greenhill, mother of John Russell Greenhill
On 7 September 1715, after returning from India, he married Joanna, the daughter and heiress of John Thurbane, of Chequers, and widow of Col. Edmund Revett. They had one daughter, Anne, who died an infant.
|President of Bengal
4 March 1711 – 3 December 1713
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