Lord Edward Russell (1642–1714)

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Lord Edward Russell (1643[1]:222 – 30 June 1714) was an English politician, known as Hon. Edward Russell until 1694. [2] He married Francis Lloyd, a widow, in 1688.[3]:270[1]:222 They had no children.

Edward Russell was son of William Russell, 1st Duke of Bedford (1616–1700). Edward was educated privately and at the University of Padua. At the time of the 1st Duke's death, Edward was the oldest surviving son, but the dukedom passed instead to Edward's nephew, the young Wriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford. This was because Wriothesley was the son of Edward's elder brother William Russell, Lord Russell.

Edward Russell represented Tavistock in Parliament from 13 February 1679 to 23 March 1683.[4] Russell was appointed Custos Rotulorum of Caernarvonshire in 1689 at the Glorious Revolution, and was Treasurer of the Chamber from 1694 to 1702. He was briefly the Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Lord Lieutenant of Middlesex, and Custos Rotulorum of Middlesex from 1700 until 1701, when his nephew Wriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford reached his majority and assumed those offices.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Lord Russell
Sir Francis Drake
Member of Parliament for Tavistock
1679–1683
With: Sir Francis Drake
Succeeded by
Sir James Butler
John Beare
Preceded by
Sir Villiers Chernock
William Boteler
Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire
1689–1705
With: William Duncombe 1689–1690, 1695–1698
Thomas Browne 1690–1695
Sir William Gostwick 1698–1705
Succeeded by
Sir William Gostwick
Sir Pynsent Chernock
Preceded by
Lord Robert Russell
Sir Francis Drake
Member of Parliament for Tavistock
1701–1702
With: Lord Robert Russell
Succeeded by
Lord Robert Russell
Lord James Russell
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir William Gostwick
Sir Pynsent Chernock
Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire
1708–1713
With: Sir William Gostwick
Succeeded by
Sir Pynsent Chernock
John Harvey
Court offices
Vacant
Title last held by
Sir Rowland Gwynne
Treasurer of the Chamber
1694–1702
Succeeded by
The Viscount Fitzhardinge
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Viscount Bulkeley
Custos Rotulorum of Caernarvonshire
1689–1714
Succeeded by
Lord Willoughby de Eresby
Preceded by
The 1st Duke of Bedford
Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire,
Cambridgeshire
and Middlesex

1700–1701
Succeeded by
The 2nd Duke of Bedford
Custos Rotulorum of Middlesex
1700–1701