Edward Russell, 23rd Baron de Clifford

Edward Southwell Russell, 23rd Baron de Clifford (30 April 1824 – 6 August 1877)[1] was a British Whig politician.[2][3][4]


The Lord de Clifford
Member of Parliament
for Tavistock
In office
2 August 1847 – 8 July 1852
Preceded byEdward Russell
John Salusbury-Trelawny
Succeeded bySamuel Carter
George Byng
Personal details
Born
Edward Southwell Russell

30 April 1824
Died6 August 1877(1877-08-06) (aged 53)
Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire
Political partyWhig
Spouse(s)
Harriet Agnes Elliot
(m. 1853)
Children4, including Edward Russell
ParentsJohn Russell
Sophia Coussmaker, Baroness de Clifford
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge

Russell was the son of Commander John Russell, third son of Lord William Russell, and Sophia Coussmaker, Baroness de Clifford. He was baptised on 27 May 1824 at Ratley, Warwickshire, England and, then educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. On his father's side he was related to the Dukes of Bedford, and was a second cousin of the Prime Minister during his term in parliament, John Russell, 1st Earl Russell.

In 1853, he married Harriet Agnes Elliot, daughter of Admiral Sir Charles Elliot and Clara Genevieve née Windsor. They had at least four children: Maud Clara Russell (1853–1947); Edward Southwell Russell (1855–1894); Charles Somerset Russell (1857–1886); and Katherine Russell (1861–1950).[4]

Russell was elected a Whig Member of Parliament for Tavistock in 1847 and held the seat until 1852 when he did not seek re-election.[5]

He became the 23rd Baron de Clifford upon the death of his mother in 1874. After his death three years later, the title passed to his son and namesake, Edward Southwell Russell. At this point, his will was proven by probate at under £90,000.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rayment, Leigh (7 September 2017). "The House of Commons: Constituencies beginning with "T"". Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page. Archived from the original on 15 October 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Election Intelligence". Morning Post. 26 July 1847. pp. 5–6. Retrieved 15 July 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. ^ "Tavistock Election". The Suffolk Chronicle; or Weekly General Advertiser & County Express. 7 August 1847. p. 1. Retrieved 15 July 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ a b c Lundy, Darryl (27 November 2018). "Edward Southwell Russell, 23rd Baron de Clifford". The Peerage. Archived from the original on 21 December 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  5. ^ Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. p. 301. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edward Russell
John Salusbury-Trelawny
Member of Parliament for Tavistock
18471852
With: Samuel Carter (Apr. 1852Jul. 1852)
John Salusbury-Trelawny (1847Apr. 1852)
Succeeded by
Samuel Carter
George Byng
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sophia Coussmaker
Baron de Clifford
1874–1877
Succeeded by
Edward Russell