Francis William Russell

Francis William Russell (3 June 1800 – 30 August 1871) was the Liberal MP[1] for Limerick City[2] from 1852[3] until his death.[4]

He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin[5] and entered the Irish Bar in 1824.[6] in 1834 he married Frances Clarke from Melton Mowbray;[7] his son, John Thomas Norreys Russell, was a barrister on the South Eastern Circuit and later a JP for Leicestershire;[8] and his grandson, Francis Deane Russell, had a distinguished career in the Indian Army.[9]


  1. Deaths Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Ireland), Friday, 1 September 1871; Issue 55113
  2. 'THE LIMERICK ELECTION—LORD ARUNDEL' Freeman's Journal (Dublin, Ireland), Thursday, 24 July 1851
  3. "The Journal of John Wodehouse First Earl of Kimberley, 1862-1902" Hawkins,A/Powell,J (Eds) p166: Cambridge, CUP, 1997 ISBN 0521623286
  4. Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801–1922, Walker, B.M (Ed): Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 1978 ISBN 0901714127
  5. "Alumni Dublinensis: A Register of the Students, Graduates, Professors, and Provosts of Trinity College, in the University of Dublin 1593-1860" Burtchaell,G.D; Sadleir,T.U (Dublin, TCD, 1935)
  6. Russells of Limerick
  7. The Late Mr. F. W. Russell, M.P.- The Times (London, England), Friday, 1 September 1871; pg. 6; Issue 27157
  8. Venn Database
  9. Winchester College Register
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Earl of Arundel and Surrey
Member of Parliament for Limerick (2nd seat) Succeeded by
Isaac Butt

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