Baron Ampthill


Baron Ampthill

Baron Ampthill, of Ampthill in the County of Bedford, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 11 March 1881 for the diplomat Sir Odo Russell. He was the third son of Major-General Lord George Russell, second son of John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford. His son, the second Baron, served as Governor of Madras from 1899 to 1906 and was interim Viceroy of India in 1904. As of 2007 the title is held by the latter's grandson, the fourth Baron, who succeeded his father in 1973. He is one of the ninety elected hereditary peers that remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, and sits as a cross-bencher. As a descendant of the sixth Duke of Bedford he is also in remainder to this peerage and its subsidiary titles.

Barons Ampthill (1881)

*Odo William Leopold Russell, 1st Baron Ampthill (1829–1884)
*Arthur Oliver Villiers Russell, 2nd Baron Ampthill (1869–1935)
*John Hugo Russell, 3rd Baron Ampthill (1896–1973)
*Geoffrey Denis Erskine Russell, 4th Baron Ampthill (b. 1921)

The Heir Apparent is the present holder's eldest son Hon. David Whitney Erskine Russell (b. 1947)

The Heir Apparent's Heir Presumptive is his youngest brother Hon. Anthony John Mark Russell (b. 1952)

The Heir Presumptive's Heir Apparent is his son William Odo Alexander Russell (b. 1986)

ee also

*Duke of Bedford
*Earl Russell

References

*Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). "Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage" (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/ Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page]


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