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Lexinton, Baron (E, 1645 - 1723)


Creation: let.pat. 21 Nov 1645


Extinct: 19 Sep 1723


Family name: Sutton




Argent a Canton Sable


A Wolf's Head erased proper


On either side a Wolf proper



Robert [Sutton], 1st Baron Lexinton

son and heir of Sir William Sutton, of Aram or Averham, co. Nottingham, by his wife Susan Cony, dau. of Thomas Cony, of Bassingthorpe, co. Lincoln


21 Dec 1594

mar. (1)

Elizabeth Manners (dsp.), sister of John [Manners], 8th Earl of Rutland, and 1st dau. of Sir George Manners, of Haddon Hall, co. Derby, by his wife Grace Pierrepont, sister of Robert [Pierrepont], 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull, and 2nd dau. of Sir Henry Pierrepont, of Holme Pierrepont, co. Nottingham

mar. (2)

after 16 Apr 1635 Anne Browne (widow of Sir Thomas Browne, 2nd Bt., of Walcot, co. Northampton; d. after 1649; bur. at Aram, co. Nottingham), 2nd dau. of Sir Guy Palmes, of Lindley, co. York, by his first wife Anne Stafford, dau. of Sir Edward Stafford

mar. (3)

21 Feb 1660/1 Mary St Leger (d. 3 Sep 1669; bur. at Aram, co. Nottingham), dau. of Sir Anthony St Leger, by his wife Bridget Mayney, dau. of Sir Anthony Mayney, of Linton, co. Kent, by his wife Mary Watson, sister of Lewis [Rockingham], 1st Baron Rockingham, and 3rd dau. of Sir Edward Rockingham, of Rockingham Castle, co. Northampton

children by third wife

1. Hon Robert Sutton, later 2nd Baron Lexinton

1. Hon Bridget Sutton (d. 18 Jul 1736), mar. Hon John Darcy MP, styled Lord Conyers (bapt. 5 Nov 1659; dvp. 6 Jan 1688/9), 1st son and heir ap. of Conyers [Darcy], 2nd Earl of Holderness, by his second wife Lady Frances Howard, 2nd dau. of Thomas[Howard], 1st Earl of Berkshire, and had issue


13 Oct 1668 (bur. at Aram, co. Nottingham)


21 Nov 1645 Baron Lexinton, of Aram in the County of Nottingham

suc. by

son by third wife


Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire 1624-25, 1640 and 1640-43; a zealous Royalist, he contributed largely to the garrisoning of the town of Newark-upon-Trent; he suffered financially under the Commonwealth, with his house at Averham being burnt to the ground and his estates sequestrated - these were only recovered with some difficulty by the payment of a fine of 5,000 (377,800 in modern terms)


Robert [Sutton], 2nd Baron Lexinton, PC


6 Jan 1661/2


after 14 Sep 1691 Margaret Hungerford (d. Apr 1703), dau. and eventual sole hrss. of Sir Giles Hungerford MP, of Coulston, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Margaret .....


1. Hon William George Sutton (bapt. 8/18 Oct 1697; dvp. Oct 1713; bur. at Kelham, co. Nottingham)

1. Hon Eleanora Margaretta Sutton (d. unm.)

2. Hon Bridget Sutton (b. 30 Nov 1699; d. 16 Jun 1734), mar. 27 Aug 1717 John [Manners], 3rd Duke of Rutland, and had issue


s.p.m.s. 19 Sep 1723 (bur. at Kelham, co. Nottingham)


Capt of a Troop of Horse 1685; Gentleman of the Horse to the Princess Anne of Denmark; Envoy Extraoridnary to the Elector of Brandenburg 1689; Privy Councillor 1691/2-1714; Gentleman of the Bedchamber to the King 1692-1702; Envoy Extrordinary from William III to the Court of Vienna 1694-97; a Lord of Trade 1689-1702; Ambassador from Queen Anne to the Court of Madrid at the time of the Congress of Utrecht 1712-13; Minister at Vienna, and Ambassador Plenipotentiary to the Southern Peace Congress 1718


On the death of the 2nd Baron Lexinton the Barony of Lexinton became extinct.


First written 20 Jan 2013



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