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Rirchard Sealy

John Russell, IV Duke of Bedford


John Russell, 4th Duke and 8th Earl of Bedford (1710-1771)

4th son of Wriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke. He succeeded his elder brother in 1732. He m.(1) 1731 Diana (d.1735) dau of Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland; (2) 1737 Lady Gertrude Leveson-Gower (d.1794) dau of John Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Gower.
App. Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland (1756) and Minister Plenipotentiary to France (1762) where he signed at Fontainebleau the preliminaries of peace between France and Spain.

Jacobean Armorial bookplate with supporters.
KG in 1749

Arms: Argent, a lion rampant gules on a chief sable three escallops of the first (Russell)
Crest: A goat, passant, arg. armed, or.
Motto: Che Sara Sara