George Russell, 10th Duke of Bedford
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|The Duke of Bedford|
Arms of the Duke of Bedford
|Born||16 April 1852|
|Died||23 March 1893(aged 40)|
|Title||Duke of Bedford|
|Tenure||14 January 1891 – 23 March 1893|
|Other titles||10th Marquess of Tavistock
14th Earl of Bedford
14th Baron Russell
12th Baron Russell of Thornhaugh
10th Baron Howland
|Successor||Herbrand Russell, 11th Duke|
|Spouse(s)||Dame Adeline Russell, GBE|
|Parents||Francis Russell, 9th Duke of Bedford
On 24 October 1876, he married Lady Adeline Marie Somers, daughter of Charles Somers, 3rd Earl Somers. They had no children, but it is known that he had at least one illegitimate child, an Indian daughter. She lived with the pair until her father died and was then sent to live with her uncle, Herbrand Russell, and his family. She lived on the estate until she was married.
Russell was a Liberal member of parliament for Bedfordshire between 1875 and 1885, when the constituency was abolished. He was High Sheriff of Bedfordshire in 1889 and was later a Deputy Lieutenant of the county.
In 1891, Russell inherited the title of Duke of Bedford, together with Woburn Abbey and several other estates which went with it, including Chenies, Buckinghamshire, and an area of central London around Bedford Square.
In 1893, at the age of forty, he died of diabetes, at number 37, Chesham Place, London, and was buried in the 'Bedford Chapel' at St. Michael’s Church at Chenies. His titles and estates were inherited by his younger brother Herbrand Russell.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by George Russell (Marquess of Tavistock)
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Sir Richard Gilpin, Bt
|Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire
With: Sir Richard Gilpin, Bt 1875–1880
James Howard 1880–1885
|Peerage of England|
|Duke of Bedford