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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 619 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JOHN RUSSELL, 6th duke of Bedford (1766–1839) ,was succeeded as seventh duke by his eldest son, Francis (1788–1861), who had an only son, William (1809–1872), who became duke on his father's death in 1861. When the eighth duke died in 1872, he was succeeded by his cousin, Francis Charles Hastings (1819–1891), who was member of parliament for Bedfordshire from 1847 until he succeeded to the title. The ninth duke was the eldest son of Major-General Lord George William Russell (179o–1846), who was a son of the sixth duke. He married Elizabeth, daughter of George John, 5th Earl de la Warr, and both his sons, George William Francis Sackville (1852–1893), and Het-brand Arthur (b. 1858), succeeded in turn to the title.
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