Margaret Russell, Baroness Ampthill

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Margaret Russell, Baroness Ampthill,[1]CI GCVO, GBE, DStJ (8 October 1874 – 12 December 1957) was the daughter of the 6th Earl Beauchamp.

Born as Margaret Lygon, she married the 2nd Baron Ampthill, in Madresfield, Worcestershire on 6 October 1894 (2 days before her 20th birthday). The couple had five children:

  • John Russell, 3rd Baron Ampthill (1896–1973)
  • Adm Hon. Sir Guy Russell (1898–1977)
  • Hon. Phyllis Margaret Russell, OBE (3 June 1900 – c. 24 May 1998)
  • Wg Cdr Hon. Edward Wriothesley Curzon Russell, OBE (2 June 1901 – 1982).
    married Baroness Barbara Korff and had issue
  • Brig Hon. Leopold Oliver Russell, CBE, TD (26 January 1907 – 1988)

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She was a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Mary, and in 1918 was made a Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire and a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order in 1946. She was also a Dame of Grace of the Venerable Order of Saint John of Jerusalem.[citation needed]


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