Catherine Brydges Russell

Female12 May 1580–29 January 1657

Brief Life History of Catherine

When Catherine Brydges Russell was born on 12 May 1580, in Sudeley Manor, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Gilbert Giles Brydges, was 36 and her mother, Frances Fiennes Clinton, was 31. She married Francis Russell 4th Earl of Bedford on 26 February 1609, in St Mary le Strand, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 29 January 1657, in Chenies, Buckinghamshire, England, at the age of 76, and was buried in St Michael's Church, Chenies, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Francis Russell 4th Earl of Bedford
Catherine Brydges Russell
Marriage: 26 February 1609
John Russell
Francis Russell
Elizabeth Russell
Frances Russell
Margaret Russell
Lady Katherine Russell
Lord William Russell, First Duke of Bedford, KG, PC
Col John Russell
Lady Anne Russell
Edward Russel
Diana Russell

Sources (2)

  • Catharine Brydges Russell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Peerage of the United Kingdom and Ireland, Volumes I-IV

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 February 1609St Mary le Strand, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (4)

    1585 · The First English Colony is Established in America

    Age 5

    England established its first colony in North America in 1585 as a way to generate additional wealth. The colony was named Virginia, after the virgin Queen Elizabeth I.

    1587 · Elizabeth I Signs Death Warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots

    Age 7

    Elizabeth I signed the death warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots, on February 1, 1587, as she was found guilty of plotting to assasinate Elizabeth. Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England on February 8, 1587.

    1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

    Age 40

    "The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Bernd.

    English: variant of Bridges .

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

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