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Lady Cosmo Russell

Lady Cosmo Russell

A carte-de-visite portrait of Lady Cosmo Russell (1826-1886).

Born Annie Norbury, the youngest daughter of John George Norbury (died 1849), on 21 October 1851 she married Lord Cosmo George Russell (born 1817), son of John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford, and Lady Georgina Gordon.

After her husband's death in 1875, Lady Cosmo Russell married Major-General Thomas Henry Clifton. She appears to have continued using her first husband's name.

Her sister married Viscount Lismore.

Lady Cosmo Russell Clifton died without issue on 18 April 1886. According to a report in the Times on 9 July 1886, 'The will of Lady Cosmo George Russell, late of 6, Chester-square, who died on April 18 last, has been proved by Major-General Thomas Henry Clifton, the husband, the sole executor, the value of the personal estate amounting to upwards of £25,000. The testatrix bequeaths £12,000, upon trust, for Lord Edward Russell, for life, then as to one half for Cosmo Romilly, and as to the other half for her husband, Major-General Clifton; £3,000 to her sister, Viscountess Lismore, and other legacies. The residue of her property she gives to her husband.'

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London in 1860.


Code: 124774
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