John Lord Russell Earl van Bedford Sherriff van Somersetshire en Dorsetshire
He is married to Anna Sapcote in the year 1526 at Kingston Russell, Dorsetshire, he was 41 years old.
Sir John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford was born in 1485 at Kingston Russell, Dorset, England.
He was the son of James Russell and Alice Wyse.
He married Anne Sapcote, daughter of Sir Guy Sapcote and Margaret Wolston, in 1526.
He died on 14 March 1554/55 at Russell House, Strand, Middlesex, England.
He was buried on 20 March 1554/55 at Chenies, Buckinghamshire, England.
His will (dated 2 February 1554/5) was probated on 2 May 1556.
He died intestate and his estate was administered on 16 July 1605.
In January 1506 he made himself of service to Philip of Austria and Juana (King and Queen of Castile), when wrecked off Weymouth.
He held the office of Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to King Henry VII in 1507.
He held the office of Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to King Henry VIII in 1509.
He fought in the French Expedition in 1513, accompanying King Henry VIII.
He fought in the capture of Morlaix, Brittany in 1522, where he lost his right eye to an arrow.
He was invested as a Knight on 2 July 1522 by the Earl of Surrey.
He was invested as a Knight-Marshal in 1523.
He fought in the Battle of Pavia on 24 February 1524/25.
He held the office of Sheriff of Somerset in 1528.
He held the office of Sheriff of Dorset in 1528.
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Buckinghamshire between 1529 and 1536.
He held the office of Comptroller of the Household between 1537 and 1539.
He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1538.
In 1539 he had a grant of the manor of Agmondesham, [Amersham], Buckinghamshire, part of the estates of the attainted Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham.
He was created 1st Baron Russell [England] on 9 March 1538/39.
He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) on 24 April 1539.
He held the office of Warden of the Stannaries in July 1539.
He held the office of High Steward of Cornwall in July 1539.
He held the office of Lord High Admiral between 1540 and 1542.
He held the office of Privy Seal between October 1542 and 1555.
He held the office of High Steward of Oxford University between 1543 and 1555.
He was Captain-General of the Vanguard of the army for the attack on Boulogne in 1545.
He was created 1st Earl of Bedford [England] on 19 January 1549/50.
He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset in 1552.
He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset in 1552.
He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Devon in 1552.
He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall in 1552.
On 4 May 1552 he obtained the grant of seven acres called 'Long Acre', Middlesex (now Covent Garden), forfeited by the Duke of Somerset.
He held the office of Lord Privy Seal on 16 June 1553.2