World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Earl of Orford

Article Id: WHEBN0000803434
Reproduction Date:

Title: Earl of Orford  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of earldoms, Baron Walpole, Horace Walpole, Robert Walpole, List of viscountcies in the peerages of Britain and Ireland
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Earl of Orford

Earl of Orford is a title that has been created three times. The first creation came in the Peerage of England in 1697 in when the naval commander Admiral of the Fleet Edward Russell was made Earl of Orford, in the County of Suffolk. He was created Baron of Shingay, in the County of Cambridge, and Viscount Barfleur at the same time, also in the Peerage of England. A member of the influential Russell family, he was the son of the Honourable Edward Russell, a younger son of Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford and younger brother of William Russell, 1st Duke of Bedford (see Duke of Bedford for earlier history of the Russell family). Lord Orford had no children and the titles became extinct on his death in 1727.[1]

The title was later created in the Peerage of Great Britain in 1742 and in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1806, both times for members of the Walpole family.[2][3] For information on these titles see Baron Walpole.


  • Earls of Orford; First creation (1697) 1
    • Family Tree 1.1
  • Earls of Orford; Second creation (1742) 2
  • Earls of Orford; Third creation (1806) 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Earls of Orford; First creation (1697)

Family Tree

This tree goes only as far as the death of the Earl of Orford and contains his ancestors and contemporaries. For further tree descendants see Duke of Bedford

Earls of Orford; Second creation (1742)

Earls of Orford; Third creation (1806)

See also


  1. ^ Admiral Edward Russell, 1st Earl of Orford
  2. ^ Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford
  3. ^ Horatio Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.