GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree

EVENTS

Around 1485 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford was born to James Russell and Alice Wise

Around Apr 1526 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford (41) and Anne Sapcote were married

Around 1527 Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford was born to John Russell 1st Earl Bedford (42) and Anne Sapcote

In 1528 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford (43) was appointed as High Sheriff Dorset

In 1528 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford (43) was appointed as High Sheriff Somerset

In 1529 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford (44) was elected as MP Buckinghamshire

In 1536 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford (51) was appointed as Privy Council

On 15 Oct 1537 Nicholas Carew (41) , Francis Bryan, Anthony Browne (37) and John Russell 1st Earl Bedford (52) surrounded the font at Chapel Royal [Christening Edward VI]

On 09 Mar 1539 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford (54) was created 1st Baron Russell

On 18 May 1539 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford (54) was appointed 301st Knight Garter: Henry VIII

On 30 Dec 1546 Henry VIII King England and Ireland (55) made his last revision to his will signed using the Dry Stamp that was used increasingly commonly. The will confirmed the succession as Edward VI King England and Ireland (9) , Mary I King England and Ireland (30) and Elizabeth I King England and Ireland (13) . The will appointed sixteen executors: , Anthony Browne (46) , Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury, Anthony Denny (45) , John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland (42) , William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke (45) , Edward Montagu (61) , Edward North 1st Baron North (50) , William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert (40) , William Paulet 1st Marquess Winchester (63) , John Russell 1st Earl Bedford (61) , Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (46) , Cuthbert Tunstall Bishop Durham, Edward Wotton, Nicholas Wotton and Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl Southampton (41) .

On 20 Feb 1547 Edward VI King England and Ireland (9) was crowned VI King England and Ireland: Tudor at Westminster Abbey. John Russell 1st Earl Bedford (62) was appointed as Lord High Steward. Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel (34) was appointed as Lord High Constable. Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague (18) and Richard Devereux (34) were created Knight of the Bath. Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon (33) , Edward Courtenay (162) and Walter Buckler were knighted. Edward Dymoke (39) attended as the King's Champion. [Coronation Edward VI]

In 1551 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford (66) was created 1st Earl Bedford (3C 1551)

In 1552 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford (67) was appointed as Lord Lieutenant Devon

On 14 Mar 1555 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford (70) died

ANCESTRY

Father: James Russell

Mother: Alice Wise

GrandFather: Thomas Wise