RUSSELL, Lord William (1767-1840).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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19 Jan. 1789 - 1807
1807 - Mar. 1819
1826 - 1830

Family and Education

b. 20 Aug. 1767, 3rd and posth. s. of Francis, Mq. of Tavistock, and bro. of Lord John Russell.  educ. Westminster; Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1784.  m. 11 July 1789, Lady Charlotte, da. of George Villiers, 4th Earl of Jersey, 4s. 2da.

Offices Held

Ld. of Admiralty Feb. 1806-Apr. 1807.


Lord William Russell was returned unopposed for Surrey, where his family had an estate at Streatham. He attached himself immediately to Opposition, and on 27 Jan. 1789 intervened in debate to deny Sir Joseph Mawbey’s contention that the majority of Surrey freeholders favoured the ministry.1

He was murdered by his valet, 6 May 1840.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: J. A. Cannon


  • 1. Debrett, xxv. 310.