Francis Russell

Male27 September 1739–22 March 1767

Brief Life History of Francis

When Francis Russell was born on 27 September 1739, in Bloomsbury, London, England, United Kingdom, his father, Lord John Russell, was 28 and his mother, Gertrude Leveson-Gower, was 24. He married Elizabeth Keppel on 9 June 1764, in Woburn, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. In 1761, his occupation is listed as bailiff to the board of the bedford level corporation in 1761. He died on 22 March 1767, in London, Middlesex, England, at the age of 27, and was buried in Chenies, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Francis Russell
Elizabeth Keppel
Marriage: 9 June 1764
Mary Elizabeth Russell
Sir Francis Russell 5th Duke of Bedford
John Russell
William Russell

Sources (5)

  • Francis Russell in entry for Francis Russell, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Francis Russell, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Frank Russell in entry for Mary E., "United States, Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 June 1764Woburn, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (2)

    1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

    Age 13

    Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

    1754 · Seven Years' War

    Age 15

    The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and Irish: of Norman origin, from Old French and Anglo-Norman French r(o)ussel, a diminutive of Old French rous(e) ‘red, reddish’, used either as a nickname for someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion, or as a personal name. Compare Rouse . This Norman name has been established in Ireland since the 12th century. It has been reinforced in Britain and Ireland by Huguenot bearers of the name Roussel, of the same Old French origin.

    English: habitational name from any of several places called Rushall (Norfolk, Staffordshire, Wiltshire) or possibly sometimes from Rusthall in Speldhurst (Kent). Rushall in Staffordshire derives from Old English rysc ‘rush, rushes’ + halh ‘nook, corner of land’. Rushall in Norfolk derives from an uncertain first element + Old English halh. Rushall in Wiltshire derives from an Old English personal name Rust (genitive Rustes) + halh. Rusthall in Speldhurst (Kent) probably derives from Old English rust ‘rust, rust color’ + wella ‘well, spring, stream’, but with a change in the final element due to influence from Middle English, Old English hall ‘hall, residence’, perhaps referring to a nearby building.

    Americanized form of German Rüssel, from a pet form of any of various personal names formed with the element hrōd ‘fame, renown’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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