Emily Russell, Baroness Ampthill

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Emily Theresa Russell, Baroness Ampthill,[1] VA (9 September 1843 – 22 February 1927) was a British courtier.

Born Lady Emily Theresa Villiers, she was the third daughter of George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and his wife, Katherine. She was a bridesmaid to Princess Alexandra of Denmark on the latter's marriage to the Edward, Prince of Wales in 1863.

On 5 May 1868, she married Odo Russell (son of Lord George Russell) at Watford and they later had six children:

In 1881, Odo was created Baron Ampthill. In 1885, the now Baroness Ampthill was appointed a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria and was later appointed to the Royal Order of Victoria and Albert for her services.

In 1897, she was one of the guests at the Duchess of Devonshire’s Diamond Jubilee Costume Ball. [2]

Court offices
Preceded by
The Baroness Abercromby
Lady of the Bedchamber
Succeeded by
(death of Queen Victoria)


  1. ^ "Emily Theresa (née Villiers), Lady Ampthill". National Portrait Gallery, London.
  2. ^ Walker, Dave. "Costume Ball 4: Ladies only". Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.