Lord Charles Russell

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Russell as portrayed by James Tissot in Vanity Fair, 12 April 1873. Caption reads This fell sergeant - strict in this arrest

Lord Charles James Fox Russell (10 February 1807 – 29 June 1894), was a British soldier and Whig politician.

Background[edit]

Russell was the third son of John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford, by his second wife Lady Georgiana, daughter of Alexander Gordon, 4th Duke of Gordon. Francis Russell, 7th Duke of Bedford, Lord George Russell and John Russell, 1st Earl Russell were his elder half-brothers and Lord Edward Russell and Lord Alexander Russell his full brothers.[1]

Cricket[edit]

An amateur cricketer, Russell played first-class cricket for the Marylebone Cricket Club between 1833 and 1846.[2]

Career[edit]

Russell was a Lieutenant-Colonel in both the 52nd Regiment and the Royal Horse Guards.[1] In 1832 he was returned to Parliament for Bedfordshire, a seat he held until 1841 and again briefly in 1847. [3] In 1848 he was appointed Serjeant-at-Arms of the House of Commons, which he remained until 1875.[1]

Family[edit]

Russell married Isabella Clarissa, daughter of William Griffith Davies, in 1834. They had two sons, of whom the youngest was George W. E. Russell, and three daughters. Lady Charles Russell died in June 1884. Russell survived her by ten years and died in June 1894, aged 87.[1]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Marquess of Tavistock
Peter Payne
Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire
1832–1841
With: William Stuart 1832–1835
Viscount Alford 1835–1841
Succeeded by
Viscount Alford
William Thornton Astell
Preceded by
Viscount Alford
William Thornton Astell
Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire
March 1847 – August 1847
With: Viscount Alford
Succeeded by
Viscount Alford
Francis Russell