John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford, was born 6 July 1766 to Francis Russell, Marquess of Tavistock (1739-1767) and Elizabeth Keppel (1739-1768) and died 20 October 1839 of unspecified causes. He married Georgiana Elizabeth Byng (1768-1801) 21 March 1786 . He married Georgiana Gordon (1781-1853) 23 June 1803 . Notable ancestors include Robert I of Scotland (1274-1329), Charlemagne (747-814), William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Henry II of England (1133-1189), Alfred the Great (849-899), Rurik (c832-879). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, France, Denmark, Scotland, England, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Portugal, Belarus, Bohemia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Israel, Ireland, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire.


Offspring of John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford and Georgiana Elizabeth Byng (1768-1801)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Francis Russell, 7th Duke of Bedford (1788-1861) 13 May 1788 14 May 1861 Woburn Abbey, Woburn, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom Anna Maria Stanhope (1783-1857)

George William Russell (1790-1846) 8 May 1790 16 July 1846 Genoa, Italy Elizabeth Anne Rawdon (1793-1874)

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878) 18 August 1792 28 May 1878 Adelaide Lister (-1838)
Frances Anna Maria Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (c1820-1898)

Offspring of John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford and Georgiana Gordon (1781-1853)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Wriothesley Russell (1804-1886) 11 May 1804 6 April 1886 Elizabeth Laura Henriette Russell (1803-1886)

Edward Russell (1805-1887) 24 April 1805 21 May 1887 Mary Ann Taylor (-1874)

Charles James Fox Russell (1807-1894) 10 February 1807 Woburn Abbey, Woburn, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom 29 June 1894 Woburn Abbey, Woburn, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom Isabella Clarissa Davies (1811-1884)

Francis John Russell (1808-1869) 23 October 1808 28 January 1869 Elizabeth Peyton (c1811-1888)

Georgiana Elizabeth Russell (1810-1867) 23 June 1810 22 March 1867 Charles Romilly (1808-1887)

Louisa Jane Russell (1812-1905) 8 July 1812 London, England, United Kingdom 31 March 1905 Coates, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn (1811-1885)

Henry Russell (1816-1842) 17 February 1816 2 May 1842 Henrietta Maria Stopford (-1869)

Cosmo George Russell (1817-1875) 2 July 1817 18 December 1875 Annie Norbury (-1886)

Alexander George Russell (1821-1907) 16 September 1821 Woburn, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom 10 January 1907 Woodeaton, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom Anne Emily Worsley-Holmes (1821-1906)

Rachel Evelyn Russell (1826-1898) 19 June 1826 21 February 1898 James Wandesford Butler (1815-1893)

Noteworthy descendants include

  1. Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel (1903-1995)
  2. Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell (1872-1970)

Namesakes of John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford (1766-1839)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
John Russell (c1174-1224)Odo de Russell (c1160-?)Rose Bardolf (c1181-?)
John Russell (1796-1835)Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire, England, United KingdomWilliam Russell (1767-1840)Charlotte Anne Villiers (1771-1808)Sophia Coussmaker, 22nd Baroness de Clifford (1791-1874)
John Russell, Viscount Amberley (1842-1876)Chesham Place, London, England, United KingdomChepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, United KingdomJohn Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878)Frances Anna Maria Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (c1820-1898)Katharine Louisa Stanley (1844-1874)
John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford (1710-1771)WoburnWriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford (1680-1711)Elizabeth Howland (1682-1724)Diana Spencer (1710-1735)+Gertrude Leveson-Gower (1715-1794)
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878)John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford (1766-1839)Georgiana Elizabeth Byng (1768-1801)Adelaide Lister (-1838)+Frances Anna Maria Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (c1820-1898)
John Russell (c1553-1584)Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford (1527-1585)Margaret St. John (1533-1562)Elizabeth Cooke (1527-1609)
John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford (1766-1839)Francis Russell, Marquess of Tavistock (1739-1767)Elizabeth Keppel (1739-1768)Georgiana Elizabeth Byng (1768-1801)+Georgiana Gordon (1781-1853)
John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford (1485-1555)James Russell (-1509)Alice Wyse (-aft1484)Anne Sapcote (-1559)
John Russell (-1405)Robert Russell (-1376)Catherine VampageAnne de la Planches (c1333-)+Margaret Hastings (-1397)
John Ian Robert Russell, 13th Duke of Bedford (1917-2002)London, England, United KingdomSanta Fe, New Mexico, United StatesHastings William Sackville Russell, 12th Duke of Bedford (1888-1953)Louisa Crommelin Roberta Jowitt Whitwell (-1960)Clare Gwendolyn Bridgman (-1945)+Lydia Yarde-Buller (1917-2006)+Nicole Charlotte Pierette Schneider (1920-2012)

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