Sir John Russell, Strensham (d.1556)

Recent Photograph of Sir John Russell (d.1556) (Strensham)

Sir John RUSSELL, d. 1556 and his wife Dame Edith UNTON, d. 1562. The deaths are recorded on the monument as being in the 3rd and 4th years of the reign of King Phillip and Queen Mary.

The memorial just visible on the left is to Sir William RUSSELL, d.1669, and Frances his wife. He was Govenor of Worcester, and a Royalist hero during the Civil War. The guide book describes it as “a surprisingly modest memorial to one of the most famous Russells...” and ... “the cost of his father's tomb and the exactions of the Civil War may have influenced the design”, his father being Thomas Russell, d.1632.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 1st September 2008.
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