Edward Russell, 3rd Earl of Bedford

Edward Russell, 3rd Earl of Bedford (December 20 1572 – May 3 1627) was the son of Sir Francis Russell, Lord Russell and the grandson of Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford.

He married Lucy Harington, daughter of John Harington, 1st Baron Harington of Exton, on 12 December 1594, bringing him £10,000 and the estate of Minster Lovell.

In 1601 he engaged in the insurrection of the Earl of Essex, was fined £10,000 and was briefly imprisoned. He held the office of Custos Rotulorum of Devon between 1596 and 1619.

He died in 1627, aged 54 at Moore Park, Hertfordshire, England, without surviving issue. He was buried on 11 May 1627 at Chenies, Buckinghamshire and his titles passed to his cousin, Francis Russell.


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