Russell, Edward, 3rd Earl of Bedford (1572 -1627)

Edward Russell, 3rd Earl of Bedford, was born 20 December 1572, the only son of Sir Francis Bedford, 3rd son of Francis, 2nd Earl of Bedford, and Juliana, daughter and coheir of Sir John Foster. He succeeded his grandfather in 1585. He was admitted to Lincoln’s Inn 25 February 1589. He married, 12 December 1592, Lucy, daughter of John Lord Harrington, and sister and heir of John, 2nd Lord Harrington of Exton. Engaging in Essex’s rebellion he was fined and imprisoned but quickly released. Their library seems to have been a joint interest. They both died in May 1627, he on the 11th and she on the 26th. They had no children. There are a number of other books with stamp 3 alone in Cambridge University Library, and Clements has a list of seven items appearing in the saleroom or in booksellers catalogues between 1923 and 1939. There is a shelflist of 180 printed books given to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, by Lucy, Countess of Bedford and her mother Ann Harington, wife of John, 1st Baron Harrington of Exton, in 1628, in the Sidney Sussex College Donations Book.

Seat / Residence(s): Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Crest: A goat statant argent bearded and unguled or (Russell)
Heraldic Charges: goat
Crest: A goat statant argent bearded and unguled or (Russell)
Heraldic Charges: goat
Russell, Edward, 3rd Earl of Bedford (1572 - 1627) (Stamp 3) Heraldic Charges: fret