Sunday, February 13, 2011

01Jun1878, Old Lord Russell Has Died

MOUNT CLARE, Saturday, June 1st, 1878.
—We walked with Hugh Smith to inquire at Pembroke Lodge, where old Lord Russell has lately died, his last illness having come on just after the 50th anniversary of the Tests Repeal Act. He was not able to receive the deputation, but Lady Russell, I believe, read the Address to him and made him understand something about it. The Amberley boy [FN: The present Earl Russell.] who succeeds is about 11: said to be very quick and sharp—an out-and-out Stanley.
[FN: Earl Russell had, as Lord John Russell, carried the Tests Repeal Act in 1828. It abolished the law requiring members of corporations to receive the Sacrament in Church.]

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