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Lincoln, Earl of (E, 1572)


Creation: let. pat. 4 May 1572


Family name: Clinton later Pelham-Clinton later Fiennes-Clinton ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________



Image kindly supplied by Rev Denis Towner



Argent three Cross Crosslets fitchée Sable three two and one on a Chief Azure two Mullets Or pierced Gules


Out of a Coronet Gules a Plume of five Ostrich Feathers Argent banded with a Line laid chevronwise and knotted Azure


On either side a Greyhound Argent collared and lined Gules


Loyaulté n'a Honte (There is no shame in loyalty)



Edward [Clinton], 9th Baron Clinton later 1st Earl of Lincoln, KG PC

only son of Thomas [Clinton], 8th Baron Clinton, by his wife Mary Poynings, illegit. dau. of Sir Edward Poynings KG



mar. (1)

betw. 2 Jul 1532 and 12 Feb 1534/5 Elizabeth Tailboys, Maid of Honour to Queen Catherine 1512-14 and formerly mistress to King Henry VIII by whom she was mother of Henry [FitzRoy], 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset (widow of Gilbert [Tailboys], 1st Baron Tailboys; d. betw. 6 Feb 1539 and 15 Jun 1541), 1st dau. of Sir John Blount, of Kinlet, co. Shropshire, by his wife Catherine Pershall, dau. and hrss. of Sir Hugh Pershall, of Knightley, co. Stafford

children by first wife

1. Lady Bridget Clinton, mar. Sir Robert Dymoke, of Scrivelsby, co. Lincoln (b. c. 1537; d. 12 Sep 1580), 1st son and heir of Sir Edward Dymoke, of Kyme and Scrivelsby, co. Lincoln, Sheriff of Lincoln, Champion to King Edward VI, Queen Mary I and Queen Elizabeth I, by his wife Anne Tailboys, sister and cohrss. of Rev William Tailboys, de jure 13th Baron Kyme, and 2nd dau. of Sir George Tailboys, de jure 9th Baron Kyme, by his second wife Elizabeth Gascoigne, 2nd dau. of Sir William Gascoigne V, of Gawthorpe, co. York, by his wife and second cousin once removed Lady Margaret Percy, 2nd dau. of Henry [Percy], 2nd Earl of Northumberland, and had issue

2. Lady Katharine Clinton (bur. 14 Aug 1621), mar. William [Burgh], 4th Baron Burgh, and had issue

3. Lady Margaret Clinton, mar. Charles [Willoughby], 2nd Baron Willoughby of Parham, and had issue

mar. (2)

bef. 15 Jun 1541 Hon Ursula Stourton (d. 4 Sep 1551), 1st dau. of William [Stourton], 7th Baron Stourton, by his first wife Elizabeth Dudley, half-sister of John [Dudley], 1st Duke of Northumberland, and only dau. by his first wife of Edmund Dudley alias Sutton

children by second wife

1. Hon Henry Clinton, later 2nd Earl of Lincoln

2. Hon Thomas Clinton, mar. Mary Tyrrell, and had issue

3. Hon Edward Clinton (d. bef. 20 Sep 1575)

4. Lady Ann Clinton (bur. sp. 11 May 1585), mar William Ayscough, of Stallingborough, co. Lincoln (b. c. 1542; dsp. 22 Aug 1585), 1st son and heir of Sir Francis Ayscough, of Stallingborough, co. Lincoln, by his wife Elizabeth Hansard, 2nd dau. and eventual sole hrss, of William Hansard, of South Kelsey, co. Lincoln

5. Lady Frances Clinton (d. 12 Sep 1623), mar. Giles [Brydges], 3rd Baron Chandos, and had issue

mar. (3)

bef. Jan 1552/3 Lady Elizabeth Browne, "The Fair Geraldine" (b. c. 1538; widow of Sir Anthony Browne KG, of Battle Abbey, co. Sussex;  d. Mar 1589/90), 2nd dau. of Gerald [FitzGerald], 9th Earl of Kildare, by his second wife Lady Elizabeth Grey, 5th dau. by his second wife of Thomas [Grey], 1st Marquess of Dorset


16 Jan 1584/5


4 May 1572 Earl of Lincoln

suc. by

son by second wife


suc. his father 7 Aug 1517 as 9th Baron Clinton;  knighted 1544; Chief Captain of Boulogne 1548-50; Lord High Admiral of England 1550-53 and 1557/8-1584/5; Privy Councillor 1550, 1557 and 1558; Gentleman of the Privy Chamber 1550; Knight of the Garter 1551; Ambassador to Paris 1551 and 1572; Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire 1552-84/5; Constable of the Tower of London 1553; Lieutenant of the Order of the Garter 1570 and 1573; Lord Steward of the Household 1572-84


Henry [Clinton], 2nd Earl of Lincoln



mar. (1)

aft. 10 Dec 1555 Lady Catharine Hastings (b. 11 Aug 1542), 1st dau. of Francis [Hastings], 2nd Earl of Huntingdon, by his wife Hon Catharine Pole, dau. and cohrss. of Henry [Pole], 11th Baron Montacute

children by first wife

1. Hon Thomas Clinton, later 11th Baron Clinton later 3rd Earl of Lincoln

2. Hon Sir Edward Clinton, mar. Mary Dighton (mar. (2) Sir William Coney), dau. and hrss. of Thomas Dighton, of Stourton Parva, co. Lincoln, and had issue:

1a. Francis Clinton MP, of Stourton Parva, co. Lincoln, High Sheriff of Lincolnshire 1645 (d. 5 Feb 1681/2), mar. Priscilla Hill (d. 15 Feb 1679/80), dau. of John Hill, and had issue:

1b. Sir Francis Clinton, later 6th Earl of Lincoln

mar. (2)

aft. 20 Oct 1586 Elizabeth Norris (widow of Hon William Norris (dvp. 25 Dec 1579), 1st son and heir ap. of Henry [Norris], 1st Baron Norris;  d. 4 Jul 1611), 1st dau. of Sir Richard Morrison, of Cashiobury Park, co. Hertford, by his wife Hon Bridget Hussey, 1st dau. of John [Hussey], 1st Baron Hussey, by his second wife Lady Anne Grey, only dau. by his second wife of George [Grey], 2nd Earl of Kent

children by second wife

3. Hon Sir Henry Clinton alias Fynes, of Kirkstead, co. Lincoln (b. 1587; d. 1641), mar. (1) Eleanor Harington, dau. of Sir James Harington, and (2) 3 Mar 1624/5 Elizabeth Hickman, 1st dau. of Henry Hickman, Chancellor of the Diocese of Peterborough and Master in Chancery, by his wife Anne Eccleston, widow of ..... Eccleston, of Eccleston, co. Lancaster, and dau. of Richard Wallop, of Bugbrooke, co. Northampton, and had issue by his first wife:

1a. Henry Fynes, of Kirkstead, co. Lincoln (dspm.), mar. Jane Markham, dau. of Abraham Markham, and had issue:

1b. Elizabeth Fynes (b. 12 Jan 1650/1; bur. at Knaith, co. Lincoln, 24 dec 1679), mar. 9 Oct 1666 George [Willoughby], 7th Baron Willoughby of Parham, and had issue

2b. Catherine Fynes (b. 11 Apr 1655; d. 16 May 1690), mar. 1 Jun 1674 as his first wife Daniel Disney, of Kirkstead and Swinderby, co. Lincoln (b. 10 May 1656; d. 29 Aug 1734), brother and hr. of Gervase Disney, of Swinderby, co. Lincoln, and 5th son of John Disney, of Swinderby, co. Lincoln, by his wife Barbara Lee, dau. of Gervase Lee, of Norwell Hall, co. Nottingham, and had issue

2a. Harrington Fynes (d, unm.)

3a. Norreys Fynes, of White Hall, Martin, co. Lincoln (d. 1693), mar. Margaret Raines (d. 1707), and had issue:

1b. Norreys Fynes, of White Hall, Martin, co. Lincoln (b. 1651; d. 1736), mar. 1685 Elizabeth Kendal (d. 1730), and had issue:

1c. Kendal Fynes, of White Hall, Martin, co. Lincoln (b. 1692; d. 1740), mar. 1713 Frances Wilkinson (d. 1752), and had issue:

1d. Norreys Fynes, of Clerkenwell, co. Middlesex (b. 1720; d. 1764), mar. Martha Thompson, and had issue:

1e. Rev Charles Fynes later Fynes-Clinton, Rector of Cromwell, co. Nottingham (b. 1748; d. 13 Nov 1827), mar. 15 Jul 1779 Emma Brough (d. 15 Aug 1881), dau. of Job Brough, of Newark, co. Nottingham, and had issue:

1f. Henry Fynes-Clinton MP, of Welwyn, co. Hertford, Member of Parliament for Aldborough (b. 14 Jan 1781; d. 24 Oct 1852), mar. (1) 22 Jun 1809 Harriet Wyld (dsp. 2 Feb 1810), dau. of Rev Charles Wyld DD, and (2) 6 Jan 1812 Katherine Majendie (d. 25 Apr 1871), dau. of Rt Rev Henry William Majendie DD, Bishop of Chester 1800-1809 and Bishop of Bangor 1809-30, by his wife Ann Routledge, and had issue by his second wife:

1g. Charles Francis Fynes-Clinton (b. 6 Mar 1815; dvp. 5 Jun 1844)

1g. Anne Emma Katherine Fynes-Clinton (d. 2 May 1894), mar. 4 Oct 1838 William Robert Baker, of Bayfordbury, co. Hertford (b. 8 Oct 1810; d. 28 Nov 1896), 1st son and heir of William Baker, of Bayfordbury, co. Hertford, by his wife Francis Acton Fagan, dau. of Robert Fagan, HM Consul-General for Sicily and Malta, and had issue

2g. Anna Maria Isabella Fynes-Clinton (d. 11 Mar 1848), mar. 13 Aug 1839 as his first wife Thomas Parry later Gambier-Parry, of Highnam Court, co. Gloucester, philanthropist and fresco painter (b. 22 Feb 1816; d. 28 Sep 1888), only child of Richard Parry, of Banstead, co. Surrey, Governor of Bencoolen, Sumatra, and a Director of the East India Company, by his wife Mary Gambier, 1st dau. of Samuel Gambier, of Shenley Hall, co. Hertford, and had issue

3g. Louisa Emma May Fynes-Clinton (d. 11 Jan 1865), mar. 23 Aug 1853 Rev T W Weare, of Hampton House (d. 24 Feb 1871), and had issue

4g. Emma Fynes-Clinton (d. 4 May 1891)

5g. Margaretta Fynes-Clinton (d. 2 May 1893), mar. 14 Apr 1852 Rev J R P Hoste, Rector of Meonstoke, co. Hampshire

6g. Agnes Fynes-Clinton (d. 6 Mar 1872), mar. 26 Nov 1846 Rev Hon Richard Godolphin Henry Hastings, Rector of Hertingfordbury, co. Hertford (b. 26 Mar 1820; d. 10 Mar 1865), 4th son of Hans Francis [Hastings], 12th Earl of Huntingdon, by his first wife Frances Cobb, 3rd dau. of Rev Richard Chaloner Cobb, Rector of Great Marlow, co. Buckingham, and had issue

7g. Katharine Octavia Fynes-Clinton (d. 2 Jan 1904)

8g. Ida Fynes-Clinton, mar. (1) 21 Jun 1855 Henry Negus Burroughes RN (dsp. 9 Jan 1856), and (2) 8 Jul 1858 James Hollway, and had issue by her second husband

2f. Clinton James Fynes-Clinton later Fiennes-Clinton MP, barrister-at-law, Member of Parliament for Aldborough (b. 13 Dec 1792; d. 11 Apr 1833), mar. 8 May 1825 Penelope Welby (d. 5 Jun 1834), 2nd dau. of Sir William Earle Welby, 2nd Bt., by his wife Wilhelmina Spry, only dau. and hrss. of William Spry, Governor of Barbados, and had issue:

1g. Rev Henry Fiennes-Clinton, Rector of Cromwell, co. Nottingham (b. 5 Feb 1826; d. 17 Oct 1911), mar. 9 Jul 1850 Sarah Katherine Smith (d. 23 Mar 1898), dau. of Rev John B Smith DD, and had issue:

1h. Rev Henry Glynne Fiennes-Clinton, Rector of St James's, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (b. 31 Jan 1854; d. 29 Jan 1912)

2h. Charles Edward Fiennes-Clinton (b. 24 Jul 1855; d. 11 Jan 1888), mar. 5 Apr 1885 Alice Gertrude Waring (d. 1917), dau. of Dr William Waring, and had issue:

1i. Edward Henry Fiennes-Clinton, emigrated to Australia 1912 (b. 4 Apr 1886; killed on active service in France in World War I), mar. 1912 Edith Annie Guest (mar. (2) 1923 Robert Johnston Lynn), dau. of Capt Horace Guest, and had issue:

1j. Edward Horace Fiennes-Clinton, later 18th Earl of Lincoln

2j. Gilbert Henry Fiennes-Clinton (b. 21 May 1914)

3h. Clement Walter Fiennes-Clinton, solicitor (b. 3 Dec 1856; d. 5 Jan 1919), mar. 1885 Lucy Eleanor Hassell (d. 2 Nov 1944), dau. of Henry J Hassell, and had issue

4h. Henderson Fiennes-Clinton (b. 27 Feb 1860; d. 2 May 1898)

1h. Eleanor Katherine Fiennes-Clinton, mar. 15 Oct 1872 Rev Seymour Bently, of Bute, Whitby, co. York, Vicar of Markham Clinton 1872-1902 (d. 1918), and had issue

2h. Ida Mary Fiennes-Clinton (d. Dec 1932), mar. 31 Dec 1878 Anthony Swainson Allen, of Lower Wick House, Worcester (d. 15 Feb 1923)

3h. Susan Charlotte Catherine Fiennes-Clinton (d. 26 Feb 1936), mar. 7 Aug 1884 Alfred Temple Roberts (d. 1911), and had issue

4h. Madelina Isabella Fiennes-Clinton (b. c.1863; d. 10 May 1952), mar. 20 Aug 1889 Rev Cecil Warburton Knox, Curate of St Margaret's, Westminster 1906-11, and had issue

5h. Adela Rachel Fiennes-Clinton (dsp. 1942), mar. 23 Jul 1891 Henry Mitchell Hull CMG, of 42 The Strand, Walmer, co. Kent (d. 3 Oct 1946), son of Rev John Winstanley Hull

1g. Anna Maria Fiennes-Clinton (d. unm.)

2g. Mary Katherine Fiennes-Clinton (d. 15 Dec 1873), mar. 12 Dec 1855 Maj Gen Thomas Knox (d. 29 Oct 1878), and had issue

3f. Rev Charles John Fynes-Clinton, Rector of Cromwell, co. Nottingham (b. 16 Apr 1799; d. 10 Jan 1872), mar. (1) 16 Mar 1826 Caroline Clay (dsp. 11 Jan 1827), dau. of Joseph Clay, and (2) 20 May 1829 Rosabella Matthews (d. 8 Dec 1871), dau. of John Matthews, and had issue by his second wife

1f. Caroline Frances Fynes-Clinton, mar. 13 Sep 1814 Very Rev James Webber DD, Dean of Ripon and Rector of St Margaret's, Westminster (d. 3 Sep 1847), and had issue

1a. Elizabeth Fynes (dspm. 1665), mar. Sir Michael Livesey, 1st Bt., the regicide, and had issue

4. Hon Kendal Clinton

1. Lady Elizabeth Clinton, mar. Sir Arthur Gorges, of Chelsea, London, and had issue


29 Sep 1616

suc. by

son by first wife


Knight of the Bath 1553 at the coronation of Queen Mary; Member of Parliament for Lincolnshire 1571; Ambassador to Hesse 1596


Thomas [Clinton], 11th Baron Clinton later 3rd Earl of Lincoln


c. 1568


aft. 21 Sep 1584 Elizabeth Knevitt, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Henry Knevitt, of Charlton, co. Wilts., by his wife Elizabeth Stumpe, dau. and hrss. of Sir James Stumpe, of Malmesbury, Wiltshire


1. Hon Theophilus Clinton, later 4th Earl of Lincoln

2. Hon Charles Clinton (d. aft. 25 Nov 1615)

3. Hon Knevitt Clinton (d. aft. 25 Nov 1615)

4. Hon John Clinton (d. aft. 25 Nov 1615)

1. Lady Frances Clinton

2. Lady Arabella Clinton (d. Aug 1630), mar. Isaac Johnson, of Clipsham, co. Rutland

3. Lady Susan Clinton, mar. as his second wife John Humphrey, of Chaldon, co. Dorset, and had issue

4. Lady Dorcas Clinton

5. Lady Sara Clinton

6. Lady Elizabeth Clinton


15 Jan 1618/9

suc. by



Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby 1601 and for Lincolnshire 1604-10; sum. to Parliament v.p. 8 Feb 1609/10 in his father's Barony of Clinton


Theophilus [Clinton], 4th Earl of Lincoln


c. 1600

mar. (1)

c. 1622 Hon Bridget Fiennes, only dau. of William [Fiennes], 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, by his wife Elizabeth Temple, dau. of John Temple, of Stow, co. Buckingham

children by first wife

1. Hon Edward Clinton, styled Lord Clinton, Member of Parliament for Callington 1646-48 (b. 30 Dec 1624; dvp. 21 Apr 1657), mar. 1652 Lady Anne Holles (mar. (2) Charles Bates;  d. Oct 1707), 1st dau. of John [Holles], 2nd Earl of Clare, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Vere, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Horatio [Vere], 1st Baron Vere of Tilbury, and had issue:

1a. Hon Edward Clinton, later 5th Earl of Lincoln

1. Lady Katherine Clinton (bur. s.p.m. 5 Aug 1643 in the Booth Chapel, Bowdon Church, co. Chester), mar. 30 Nov 1639 George [Booth], 1st Baron Delamer, and had issue:

1a. Hon Vere Booth, of Canonbury House, Islington, co. Middlesex (b. 19 Jul 1643; d. 14 Nov 1717)

2. Lady Arabella Clinton, mar. Robert Rolle, of Hainton Satchville, co. Devon (d. 1663), and had issue:

1a. Samuel Rolle, of Hainton Satchville, co. Devon (bapt. 20 Nov 1646; d. Oct 1719), mar. Margaret Tuckfield (mar. (2) John Harris; d. 1754), sister and hrss. of Roger Tuckfield, and had issue:

1b. Margaret Rolle, later suo jure Baroness Clinton

1a. Bridget Rolle (d. 23 Aug 1721), mar. 23 Jul 1672 Francis Trefusis, of Trefusis, co. Cornwall (d. Nov 1680), and had issue:

1b. Francis Trefusis, of Trefusis, co. Cornwall (d. Sep 1692)

2b. Samuel Trefusis, of Trefusis, co. Cornwall (d. 4 Apr 1724), mar. Elizabeth Affleck, and had issue:

1c. Robert Trefusis, of Trefusis, co. Cornwall (b. 1708; d. Aug 1742), mar., and had issue:

1d. Robert Cotton Trefusis, of Trefusis, co. Cornwall (b. 1759; d. Aug 1778), mar. Hon Anne St John, 5th dau. of John [St John], 10th Baron St John of Bletso, by his wife Elizabeth Crowley, 5th dau. of Alderman Sir Ambrose Crowley, of Greenwich, co. Kent, and had issue:

1e. Robert George William Trefusis, later 17th Baron Clinton

3. Lady Margaret Clinton (bur 1 Nov 1688), mar. Hugh Boscawen, of Tregothnan, co .Cornwall (bur. 10 Jun 1701), son of Hugh Boscawen, Recorder of Truro, by his wife Margaret Rolle, dau. of Robert Rolle, and had issue:

1a. Bridget Boscawen, mar. as his first wife Hugh Fortescue, of Filleigh, co. Devon, and had issue:

1b. Hugh Fortescue, later 14th Baron Clinton later 1st Earl Clinton

1b. Margaret Fortescue (d. 14 Mar 1760)

mar. (2)

his cousin Elizabeth Stanley (widow of Sir Robert Stanley;  bur. 5 May 1675), dau. of Sir Arthur Gorges, of Chelsea, London, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Clinton, dau. by his second wife of Henry [Clinton], 2nd Earl of Lincoln


22 May 1667

suc. by



Knight of the Bath 1616; Col of a Regiment of Foot 1642; Speaker of the House of Lords 1647; a Commissioner for the Colonies 1660


Edward [Clinton], 5th Earl of Lincoln




1674 Jeanne de Gulière (d. 25 Aug 1688), dau. of Pierre de Gulière, Lord of Verun


s.p. 25 Nov 1692

suc. by

cousin in the Earldom only


Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of King Charles II 1661; on his death the Barony of Clinton fell into abeyance between the descendants of his three aunts:  Lady Catharine Booth, Lady Delamere;  Lady Arabella Rolle;  and Lady Margaret Boscawen.  On 16 Mar 1721 the abeyance was terminated in favour of his cousin, Hugh [Fortescue], 14th Baron Clinton.


Francis Fiennes [Clinton], 6th Earl of Lincoln


c. 1635

mar. (1)

Elizabeth Killigrew (bur. sps. 11 Dec 1677), dau. of Sir William Killigrew, Vice-Chamberlain to Queen Catherine, by his wife Mary Hill, dau. of John Hill, of Honiley, co. Warwick

only child by first wife

1. Francis Clinton (dvp. an infant)

mar. (2)

c. 1683 Susan Peniston (d. 23 Sep 1720), dau. of Rev Anthony Peniston, 2nd son of Sir Thomas Peniston, of Cornwell, co. Oxford

children by second wife

2. Hon Henry Clinton, later 7th Earl of Lincoln

3. Admiral of the White Hon George Clinton, Governor of Newfoundland 1732 and of New York 1741 (d. 10 Jul 1761), mar. Anne Carle (d. 5 Aug 1761), dau. and cohrss. of Gen Peter Carle, and had issue:

1a. Sir Henry Clinton KB, Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty's land forces in America (d. 13 Dec 1795), mar. Feb 1767 Harriet Carter (d. 29 Aug 1772), dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Carter, and had issue:

1b. Gen Sir William Henry Clinton GCB, Governor of Chelsea Hospital (b. 23 Dec 1769; d. 15 Feb 1846), mar. 14 Mar 1797 Lady Louisa Dorothea Holroyd (d. 14 May 1854), 2nd dau. of John [Holroyd later Baker-Holroyd], 1st Earl of Sheffield, by his first wife Abigail Way, only dau. by his third wife of Lewis Way, of Old Court, Richmond, co. Surrey, and had issue:

1c. Col Henry Clinton, of Earlsbury Park, Royston, co. Hertford (b. 24 Feb 1802; d. 13 Mar 1881), mar. 17 Aug 1863 Priscilla Loder, dau. of John Loder, and had issue:

1d. Henry Clinton (b. 28 May 1865; d. 28 Jun 1888)

2d. Frederick Clinton (b. 11 Dec 1868), mar. Isabella Lambert, 1st dau. of Robert Lambert

2c. Col Frederick Clinton (b. 28 Aug 1804; d. 9 Nov 1870), mar. 9 Jul 1840 Hon Mary Margaret Montagu (b. 1807; d. 30 Jul 1885), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Henry James [Scott later Montagu], 2nd Baron Montagu of Boughton, by his wife Hon Jane Margaret Douglas, 1st dau. by his first wife of Archibald James Edward [Stewart later Douglas], 1st Baron Douglas, and had issue:

1d. Lt Col Henry Renebald Clinton, of Ashley Clinton, Lymington, co. Hampshire (b. 23 Mar 1841; d. 1916)

2d. Walter Francis Clinton RN (b. 6 Apr 1845; dvp. 30 Dec 1859)

3d. Rev William Osbert Clinton, Rector of Padworth, co. Berkshire (b. 11 Sep 1850; d. 12 Nov 1921), mar. 12 May 1880 Margaret Eliot (d. 24 Apr 1905), yst. dau. of Rev William L Eliot, Rector of Creeting, co. Suffolk, and had issue:

1e. Capt Walter Lawrence Clinton, of Ashley Clinton, co. Hampshire (b. 18 May 1883; dvp. 22 Nov 1918)

1e. Frances Eleanor Clinton, of Ashley Clinton, co. Hampshire (b. 2 Apr 1881)

1d. Lucy Dorothea Clinton, mar. 9 Jul 1872 George Selwyn Marryat (d. 1896), and had issue

1c. Louisa Lucy Clinton (d. 1 May 1854)

2c. Maria Augusta Clinton (d. 11 Jan 1875)

3c. Anna Maria Clinton (d. 6 Nov 1880), mar. 28 Apr 1855 Robert Pigot (d. 8 Jan 1873)

4c. Harriet Susan Clinton (b. c. 1810; d. 23 Apr 1883)

2b. Lieut Gen Sir Henry Clinton GCB GCH KMT KSG (d. 11 Dec 1829), mar. 23 Dec 1799 Lady Susan Charteris, sister of Francis [Charteris of Amisfield later Charteris-Wemyss-Douglas], 6th Earl of Wemyss, and 2nd dau. of Francis Charteris of Amisfield MP, self styled Lord Elcho (by his wife Susan Tracy-Keck, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Anthony Tracy later Tracy-Keck, of Great Tew, co. Oxford), 1st son and heir of Hon Francis Wemyss later Charteris of Amisfield, self styled 7th Earl of Wemyss (by his wife Lady Catherine Gordon, 6th dau. of Alexander [Gordon], 2nd Duke of Gordon), 2nd son of James [Wemyss], 5th Earl of Wemyss

1b. Augusta Clinton, mar. 1788 Henry Dawkins MP (d. 1852), and had issue

2b. Harriet Clinton, mar. 3 Sep 1799 Maj Gen Harry Chester

1a. Mary Clinton, mar. Sir Francis Willes, of Hampstead, co. Middlesex

2a. Lucy Mary Clinton (d. 1750), mar. Adm Robert Roddam

1. Lady Susannah Clinton, mar. her cousin Capt Robert Booth, brother of Very Rev Penyston Booth, and had issue


3 Sep 1693

suc. by

son by second wife


knighted 1661; a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber 1669


Henry [Clinton], 7th Earl of Lincoln, KG PC




16 May 1717 Hon Lucy Pelham (d. 20 Jul 1736), sister of Thomas [Pelham later Pelham-Holles], 1st Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne, and dau. of Thomas [Pelham], 1st Baron Pelham, by his wife Lady Grace Holles, sister of John [Holles], 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and 3rd dau. of Gilbert [Holles], 3rd Earl of Clare


1. Hon George Clinton, later 8th Earl of Lincoln

2. Hon Henry Clinton later Pelham-Clinton, later 9th Earl of Lincoln later 2nd Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne


7 Sep 1728

suc. by



a Lord of the Bedchamber to George, Prince of Denmark 1708; Master of the Horse to the Prince of Wales 1714; a Lord of the Bedchamber to King George I 1714-27; Joint Paymaster General of the Forces (Whig) 1715-20; Privy Councillor 1715; Knight of the Garter 1721; Constable of the Tower of London 1723-25; Cofferer of the Household 1725-28; Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire 1728


George [Clinton], 8th Earl of Lincoln


15 Jan 1718


30 Apr 1730

suc. by



Henry [Clinton later Pelham-Clinton], 9th Earl of Lincoln later 2nd Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne, KG


suc. his maternal uncle 17 Nov 1768 as 2nd Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne


The Earldom of Lincoln was held by the Dukes of Newcastle-under-Lyne from 17 Nov 1768 until 25 Dec 1988 when Edward Charles [Pelham-Clinton], 10th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne and 17th Earl of Lincoln died unmarried.  On his death the Dukedom of Newcastle-under-Lyne became extinct and he was succeeded in the Earldom of Lincoln by his kinsman,


Edward ("Ted") Horace [Fiennes-Clinton], 18th Earl of Lincoln


23 Feb 1913

mar. (1)

1940 Leila Ruth Millen (b. 19 Nov 1914; d. 19 Jul 1947), dau. of John James Millen, of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia

children by first wife

1. Hon Edward Gordon Fiennes-Clinton, styled Lord Fynes (b. 7 Feb 1943; dvp. 12 Jan 1999), mar. 12 Dec 1970 (separated 1989) Julia Eleanor Howson, 1st dau. of William Thomas Howson, of 10 Waltham Road, Armadale, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, and had issue:

1a. Hon Robert Edward Fiennes-Clinton, later 19th Earl of Lincoln

2a. William Roy Fiennes-Clinton later William James Howson, heir presumptive to the Earldom of Lincoln, of 30 Ashwood Way, Brookdale, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, obtained a licence to change his name 22 Jul 1996 (b. 17 Mar 1980), mar. 30 Oct 1999 Rebecca Danielle Hazell (b. 28 Aug 1979), and has issue:

1b. Jordan Ryder Howson (b. 11 Oct 2004)

1a. Marian Dawn Fiennes-Clinton (b. 3 Jul 1973), mar. 18 Apr 1998 Brendan Kenneth Carruthers, of 39 Princess Street, Huntingdale, Perth, Western Australia, Australia (b. 22 Oct 1971)

1. Lady Patricia Ruth Fiennes-Clinton, veterinary nurse (b. 1 Feb 1941), mar. 27 Jan 1959 (div. 1971) Alexander George Stuart Elrick (b. 26 Mar 1939; d. 1979), son of Francis Elrick, and has issue

mar. (2)

4 Dec 1953 Linda Alice O'Brien (b. 12 Mar 1919; widow of James O'Brien, of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia), dau. of Charles Creed


7 Jul 2001

suc. by



Robert Edward [Fiennes-Clinton], 19th Earl of Lincoln


19 Jun 1972


The heir presumptive to the Earldom of Lincoln is William James Howson (formerly William Roy Fiennes-Clinton), a grandson of the 18th Earl of Lincoln and younger brother of the present Earl


 Last updated 5 Oct 2009




19th Earl of Lincoln

(England, let. pat. 4 May 1572)



9 Mandfield Way, Parmelia, Western Australia 6167, Australia



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