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Sir Francis Russell, 2nd Baronet, of Wytley

Sir Francis Russell, 2nd Baronet of Wytley (1637 – 24 January 1706) of Strensham Court, Worcestershire was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1673 to 1690.

Russell was the son of Sir William Russell, 1st Baronet of Strensham and his wife Frances Reade, daughter of Sir Thomas Reade, of Barton, Berkshire and his wife Mary Brockett, daughter of Sir John Brockett, of Brockett Hall, Hertfordshire. He succeeded to the baronetcy on 30 November 1669.[1]

In 1673 he was elected Member of Parliament for Tewkesbury in the Cavalier Parliament. He was re-elected MP for Tewkesbury in the two elections of 1679, in 1681, in 1685 and in 1689.[2]

Russell died at the age of 68 and was buried at Strensham on 2 February 1706.[1]

Russell married by licence dated 8 July 1662, Anne Litton, daughter of Sir Rowland Litton, of Knebworth, Hertfordshire and his wife, Judith Edwards, daughter of Sir Humphrey Edwards, of London. He died without male issue and the Baronetcy became extinct.[1] Strensham Court was left equally divided between his three daughters Anne, Mary and Elizabeth. [3]


  1. ^ a b c "Complete baronetage". Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Russell, Sir Francis, 2nd Bt. (c.1638-1706), of Strensham, Worcs". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Parishes: Strensham". British History Online. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
(Sir) Henry Capell
Richard Dowdeswell
Member of Parliament for Tewkesbury
With: (Sir) Henry Capell 1673–1685
Richard Dowdeswell 1685–1690
Succeeded by
Richard Dowdeswell
Sir Henry Capell