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Nottingham, Earl of (E, 1681)


Creation: let. pat. 12 May 1681


Family name: Finch




See Earl of Winchilsea



Heneage [Finch], 1st Baron Finch later 1st Earl of Nottingham, PC

1st son of Hon Sir Heneage Finch MP, Recorder of the City of London and Speaker of the House of Commons (by his first wife Frances Bell, dau. of Sir Edmund Bell, of Beaupré Hall, co. Norfolk), 3rd son of Sir Moyle Finch MP, 1st Bt., of Eastwell Hall, co. Kent, by his wife Elizabeth Heneage, suo jure Countess of Winchilsea, dau. and hrss. of Sir Thomas Heneage, of Copt Hall, co. Essex


23 Dec 1621


30 Jul 1646 Elizabeth Harvey (d. 15 Mar 1675/6), 1st dau. of Daniel Harvey, of Folkestone, co. Kent, and of the City of London, by his wife Elizabeth Kynnersley, also of the City of London


1. Hon Daniel Finch, later 2nd Earl of Nottingham later 7th Earl of Winchilsea

2. Hon Heneage Finch, later 1st Earl of Aylesford

1. Lady Elizabeth Finch, mar. as his first wife Sir Samuel Grimston, 3rd Bt. MP, of Gorhambury, co. Hertford, and had issue


18 Dec 1682


7 Jun 1660 Baronet of England, styled "of Raunston"

10 Jan 1673/4 Baron Finch, of Daventry in the County of Northampton

12 May 1681 Earl of Nottingham

suc. by



Member of Parliament for Canterbury 1660, and for Oxford University 1661-73;  Solicitor-General 1660;  Attorney-General 1670-73;  Privy Councillor 1673;  Keeper of the Great Seal 1673;  Lord Chancellor of England 1675-82;  Lord High Steward of England on specific occasions in Jun 1676, Mar and Apr 1678, Mar 1679 and Nov 1680


Daniel [Finch], 2nd Earl of Nottingham later 7th Earl of Winchilsea


suc. his cousin 9 Sep 1729 as 7th Earl of Winchilsea


The Earldom of Nottingham has been held by the Earls of Winchilsea since 9 Sep 1729


 Last updated 25 Jan 2003



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