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Bolingbroke, Earl of (E, 1624 - 1711)

 

Creation: let. pat. 28 Dec 1624

 

Extinct: 5 Oct 1711

 

Family name: St John

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Arms:

See Baron St John of Bletso

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Oliver [St John], 4th Baron St John of Bletso later 1st Earl of Bolingbroke

1st son and heir of Oliver [St John], 3rd Baron St John of Bletso, by his wife Dorothy Rede, dau. and hrss. of Sir John Rede, of Odington, co. Gloucester

born

c.1584

mar.

Apr 1602 Elizabeth Paulet (bur. 26 Oct 1655), dau. and hrss. of William Paulet, of Ewalden, co. Somerset, by his wife Elizabeth Codingham, dau. and cohrss. of Henry Codingham, Auditor of the Mint

children

1. Oliver [St John], 5th Baron St John of Bletso, Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of King Charles I Feb 1625/6; Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire 1625-26 and 1628-29; sum. to Parliament v.p. 14 May 1641 in his father's Barony of St John of Bletso (d.v.p. and s.p.m. 23 Oct 1642). mar. c. Mar 1628 Lady Arabella Egerton (d. 1669), 2nd dau. of John [Egerton], 1st Earl of Bridgewater, by his wife Lady Frances Stanley, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Ferdinando [Stanley], 5th Earl of Derby, and had issue:

1a. Hon Frances St John, mar. Sir William Beecher, of Howberry, co. Bedford

2a. Hon Elizabeth St John, mar. George Bennett, of Colsback, co. Leicester

3a. Hon Arabella St John, mar. Sir Edward Wyse, of Sydenham, co. Devon

4a. Hon Dorothy St John, mar. Francis Charlton, of Apley Castle, Salop, and had issue

2. Hon Sir Paulet St John, Knight of the Bath (bapt. 24 Jul 1608; dvp. and vf. 1638), mar. Elizabeth Vaughan, dau. and hrss. of Sir Rowland Vaughan, of the Spital, Shoreditch, co. Middlesex, and had issue:

1a. Oliver St John, later 2nd Earl of Bolingbroke

2a. Paulet [St John], later 3rd Earl of Bolingbroke

3. Hon Francis St John (d. unm.)

4. Hon Anthony St John (dsp.), mar. ..... Kensham, of Tameford

1. Lady Dorothy St John (dsp. 28 Jun 1628), mar. 9 May 1628 as his first wife John [Carey], 2nd Earl of Dover

died

Jun 1646

created

28 Dec 1624 Earl of Bolingbroke

suc. by

grandson

note

suc. his father Jun 1618 as 4th Baron St John of Bletso; Joint Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire 1619

 

Oliver [St John], 2nd Earl of Bolingbroke

born

1634

mar.

24 Nov 1654 Lady Frances Cavendish (dsp. 15 Aug 1678), 3rd dau. of William [Cavendish], 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, by his first wife Elizabeth Howard, widow of Hon Henry Howard and dau. and hrss. of William Basset, of Blore, co. Stafford

died

s.p. 18 Mar 1687/8

suc. by

brother

note

Custos Rotulorum of Bedfordshire 1667-87/8

 

Paulet [St John], 3rd Earl of Bolingbroke

born

 

died

5 Oct 1711

note

Member of Parliament for Bedford 1663-81; Recorder of Bedford; Custos Rotulorum of Bedfordshire 1689-1711

 

On the death of the 3rd Earl of Bolingbroke the Earldom of Bolingbroke became extinct and the Barony of St John of Bletso passed to Paulet St Andrew St John, his second cousin twice removed, as heir male of the first Baron St John of Bletso

 

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