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General Lord Alexander George Russell

General Lord Alexander George Russell GCB (16 September 1821 – 10 January 1907) was the son of John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford and his second wife, the Duchess of Bedford, Georgina (or Georgiana) Gordon Russell, although it has been claimed that Lord Alexander Russell's father was actually the Victorian painter Sir Edwin Landseer, who conducted a lengthy affair with the Duchess of Bedford.[1] Lord Russell was a British Army general who had been a Colonel in the Rifle Brigade and served during the Siege of Sevastapol in the Crimean War.[2]

Life

Lord Alexander married Anne Emily Worsley Holmes on 3 July 1844 and the couple had two children:

  • Alexander Gordon Russell (11 July 1854–4 June 1917); became a Captain in the British Army
  • Leonard George Russell (6 June 1858–7 April 1946; became a Major in the British Army.

Lord Alexander was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB), having previously been a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB). He did not, however, become Sir Alexander Russell since he already held the higher title of Lord due to his father being first a Marquess and later a Duke.

Titles

  • Lord Alexander Russell (1821-?)
  • Lord Alexander Russell CB (?-?)
  • Lord Alexander Russell GCB (?-1907)

References

  1. ^ Campbell Lennie, Landseer: The Victorian Paragon (London: Hamilton, 1976), 28.
  2. ^ thePeerage.com - Person Page 5847

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