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Edward Russell

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Officer of the British Navy

Edward Russell, 1st Earl of Orford


Personal Details

Date of BirthJanuary 1653
Place of Birth
Father's NameEdward Russell
Mother's NamePenelope Hill
MarriedMargaret Russell on 12th November 1691
Date of Death26th November 1727

Naval Service


1671AdviceAppointed lieutenant (B051)
1671RevengeAs lieutenant (B051)
PrinceAppointed third lieutenant (B051)
RupertAppointed first lieutenant (B051)



10th June 1672PhoenixAppointed Captain (B051)
1673SwallowBy commission from Prince Rupert (B051)
15th February 1675Reserveon the Mediterranean station (B051)
15th December 1677Defiance (B051)
20th March 1678Swiftsure (B051)
10th August 1680NewcastleThe date of leaving this vessel is unknown (B051)


Admiral of the Blue

1689DukeAppointed and served under the Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington
1st December 1689DukeSailed for Holladn with a squadron of five ships, but was forced to return by bad weather (B051)
10th December 1689Fubbs YachtShifted his flag as third rates were too big for operations on the Dutch coast
10th December 1689Fubbs YachtSailed for Holland with three 4th rates, two frigates and the Mary Yacht (B051)
December 1689Fubbs YachtArrived in Schonevelt to escort the Queen of Spain to the Groyne (B051)
18th January 1690Fubbs YachtReturned to the Downs wiht the Queen and reraised his flag in the Duke (B051)
7th March 1690DukeLeft Torbay with the Queen on board (B051)
16th March 1690DukeArrived at the Groyne (B051)
25th April 1690DukeArrived in Plymouth (B051)
23rd December 1690Appointed Commander in Chief of the Allied Fleet with 47 English and 17 Dutch ships of the line (B051)
1693Held the office of of Captain-General of the Narrow Seas
1693Vice-Admiral of England


Admiral of the Fleet

1693Appointed Admiral of the Fleet
1694Appointed First Lord of the Admiralty until 1699
1694Commanded in the Mediterranean
1695Commanded in the Mediterranean
8th November 1709Appointed First Lord of the Admiralty
4th October 1710Resigned as First Lord of the Admiralty
13th October 1714Appointed First Lord of the Admiralty
16th April 1717Retired from public life


Other Details

1677Groom of the Bedchamber to the Duke of York until 1682
1689Treasurer of the Navy until 1699
1689Elected member of Parliament for Launceston until 1690
February 1689Invested as a Privy Counsellor
1690Elected member of Parliament for Portsmouth until 1695
1690Held the post of Commissioner of the Admiralty until 1691
1695Elected member of Parliament for Cambridgshire until 1697
7th May 1697Created Baron Shingay, Viscount Barfleur, and Earl of Orford
1714Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire


Actions & Battles

1692-May-27Battle of Barfleur
1692-Jun-03Battle of La Hogue





B051Biographia Navalis Vol IJohn Charnock

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