Lady Elizabeth Russell (1704-1784) attributed to Andrea Soldi (Watford Museum - Watford, Herts UK)

Here is her brief article from thepeerage:  "Lady Elizabeth Russell F, #29712, b. 1704, d. 8 June 1784

Lady Elizabeth Russell was born in 1704. She married William Capell, 3rd Earl of Essex, son of Lt.-Gen. Algernon Capell, 2nd Earl of Essex and Lady Mary Bentinck, on 3 February 1726. She died on 8 June 1784.

She was the daughter of Wriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford and Elizabeth Howland. From 3 February 1725/26, her married name became Capell. As a result of her marriage, Lady Elizabeth Russell was styled as Countess of Essex on 3 February 1725/26.

Children of Lady Elizabeth Russell and William Capell, 3rd Earl of Essex

unknown daughter Capell

unknown daughter Capell

William Anne Capel, 4th Earl of Essex+ b. 7 Oct 1732, d. 5 Mar 1799

Hon. unknown son Capell b. a 1733."

Lady Elizabeth wears a fascinating ensemble with a button up bodice and notched sleeves belted at her waist, a chemise, and a dark veil-like cover.

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