Margaret St. John was born 1533 to John St. John (-1562) and Margaret Waldegrave (-) and died 27 August 1562 of unspecified causes. She married Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford (1527-1585) before 1556 JL . Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899), William I of England (1027-1087). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Ukraine, the Netherlands, England.


Offspring of Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford and Margaret St. John (1533-1562)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Anne Russell (1548-1603)
Edward Russell (1551-1572)
John Russell (c1553-1584) 1553 1584 Elizabeth Cooke (1527-1609)

Francis Russell (c1554-1585)
Elizabeth Russell (-1605)
William, Lord Russell of Thornhaugh (1558-1613) 1558 9 August 1613 Northall, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom Elizabeth Long (c1562-1611)

Margaret Russell (1560-1616)


It is assumed that Margaret married twice but neither of her husbands' family records referred to the other marriage. makes her first husband Henry Grey (1520-1545), making her the mother of the 5th, 6th and 7th Earls of Kent. says that her first husband was William Gostwick (and don't know which Margaret St. John was Henry Grey's wife).

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