Francis Russell, Marquess of Tavistock
The Marquess of Tavistock
|Born||27 September 1739|
|Died||22 March 1767 27)(aged|
|Title||Marquess of Tavistock|
|Spouse(s)||Lady Elizabeth Keppel|
|Issue||Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford|
John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford
Lord William Russell
|Parents||John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford|
Lady Gertrude Leveson-Gower
He was elected as a Bailiff to the board of the Bedford Level Corporation in 1761, a position he held until his death.
Lord Tavistock died in 1767 after falling from his horse while hunting. On 8 June 1764, he married Lady Elizabeth Keppel, the youngest child of the 2nd Earl of Albemarle. They had three sons:
- Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford (1765–1802)
- John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford (1766–1839)
- Lord William Russell (1767–1840)
Their eldest son succeeded his grandfather as 5th Duke of Bedford in 1771.
- Wells, Samuel. History of the Drainage of the Great Level of the Fens Called ..., Volume 1. p. 500.
- Beatson, Robert (1807). A chronological register of both houses of the British Parliament, Volume II.
|Parliament of Ireland|
| Member of Parliament for Armagh Borough
1759 – 1760
With: Edward Knatchbull
Hon. John Ponsonby
|Parliament of Great Britain|
Sir Thomas Alston, Bt
| Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire
With: Robert Henley-Ongley
The Earl of Upper Ossory