BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN RUSSELL 1ST EARL BEDFORD 1485-1555

EVENTS

Around 1485 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 was born to James Russell -1505 and Alice Wise

Around Apr 1526 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 (41) and Anne Sapcote -1559 were married

Around 1527 Francis Russell 2nd Earl Bedford 1527-1585 was born to John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 (42) and Anne Sapcote -1559

In 1528 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 (43) was appointed as High Sheriff Dorset

In 1528 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 (43) was appointed as High Sheriff Somerset

In 1529 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 (44) was elected as MP Buckinghamshire

In 1536 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 (51) was appointed as Privy Council

On 15 Oct 1537 Nicholas Carew 1496-1539 (41) , Francis Bryan, Anthony Browne 1500-1548 (37) and John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 (52) surrounded the font at Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, Surrey

On 09 Mar 1539 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 (54) was created 1st Baron Russell

On 18 May 1539 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 (54) was appointed 301st Knight Garter: Henry VIII

On 30 Dec 1546 Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (55) made his last revision to his will signed using the Dry Stamp that was used increasingly commonly. The will confirmed the succession as Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (9) , Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 (30) and Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 (13) . The will appointed sixteen executors: Bromley (16) , Anthony Browne 1500-1548 (46) , Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (57) , Anthony Denny 1501-1549 (45) , John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 (42) , William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke 1501-1570 (45) , Edward Montagu 1485-1557 (61) , Edward North 1st Baron North 1496-1564 (50) , William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert 1506-1563 (40) , William Paulet 1st Marquess Winchester 1483-1572 (63) , John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 (61) , Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (46) , Cuthbert Tunstall Bishop Durham 1474-1559 (72) , Edward Wotton 1489-1551 (57) , Nicholas Wotton 1497-1567 (49) and Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl Southampton 1505-1550 (41) .

On 20 Feb 1547 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (9) was crowned VI King England and Ireland: Tudor at Westminster Abbey, Westminster. John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 (62) was appointed as Lord High Steward. Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel 1512-1580 (34) was appointed as Lord High Constable. Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (18) and William Sharington 1495-1553 (52) were created Knight of the Bath. Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon 1514-1561 (33) , Edward Courtenay 1385-1418, William Sharington 1495-1553 (52) and Walter Buckler -1556 were knighted. Edward Dymoke 1508-1566 (39) attended as the King's Champion.

In 1551 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 (66) was created 1st Earl Bedford (3C 1551)

In 1552 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 (67) was appointed as Lord Lieutenant Devon

On 14 Mar 1555 John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 (70) died

ANCESTRY

Father: James Russell -1505

Mother: Alice Wise

GrandFather: Thomas Wise