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Royal Naval Biography/Russell, John (b)


JOHN RUSSELL (b), Esq.
M.P. for Kinsale.
[Commander.]

Son of Lord William Russell. Was made lieutenant in July 1816; and promoted to the rank of commander on the 29th Jan. 1822. He married, Aug 21st following, Sophia, only daughter of the late Colonel Coussmaker, by his wife the Hon. Catherine Southwell Clifford, eldest sister to Edward last Lord De Clifford. In Feb. 1833, the King was pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, declaring Mrs. Russell Baroness De Clifford, she being the eldest co-heir and representative of the late Baron, and as such, eldest co-heir of the ancient barony of De Clifford.