Bedford, Francis Russell,duke of

Bedford, Francis Russell,duke of

Bedford, Francis Russell, 5th duke of: see Russell, family.
Francis Russell, Marquess of Tavistock (27 September 173922 March 1767) was a British politician and the eldest son of the 4th Duke of Bedford.

From 1759–60, he sat in the Irish House of Commons as Whig MP for Armagh and then in the British House of Commons for Bedfordshire from 1761–67. On 8 June 1764, he married Lady Elizabeth Keppel, the youngest child of the 2nd Earl of Albemarle. They had three sons:

Lord Tavistock was killed in 1767, from injuries sustained after a fall from his horse whilst out hunting, and his eldest son succeeded as Duke of Bedford four years later.

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