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Clare, Earl of (E, 1624 - 1711)

 

Creation: let.pat. 2 Nov 1624

 

Extinct: 15 Jul 1711

 

Family name: Holles

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Arms:

See Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (cr. 1694)

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John [Holles], 1st Baron Houghton later 1st Earl of Clare

1st son and heir of Denzell Holles, of Irby, co. Lincoln (by his wife Hon Eleanor Sheffield, 2nd dau. of Edmund [Sheffield], 1st Baron Sheffield), 1st son and heir app. of William Holles, of Houghton, co. Nottingham, by his wife Anne Denzell, dau. and cohrss. of John Denzell, of Denzell, co. Cornwall

born

May 1564

mar.

23 May 1591 Anne Stanhope (b. c.1576; d. 18 Nov 1651), dau. of Sir Thomas Stanhope, of Shelford, co. Nottingham, by his wife Margaret Port, dau. of Sir John Port, of Etwall, co. Derby

children

1. Hon John Holles, later 2nd Earl of Clare

2. Hon Denzell Holles, later 1st Baron Holles

1. Lady Eleanora Holles (dsp. after 1677), mar. as his third wife Oliver [FitzWilliam], 1st Earl of Tyrconnel

2. Lady Arabella Holles (d. 5 Oct 1631), mar. 24 Feb 1624/5 as his second wife Thomas [Wentworth], 1st Earl of Strafford, and had issue

died

4 Oct 1637

created

9 Jul 1616 Baron Houghton, of Houghton in the County of Nottingham

2 Nov 1624 Earl of Clare

suc. by

son

note

knighted 1593; served in the Netherlands, the Armada, Ireland, Hungary and Spain; Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire 1604-11 and 1614; Comptroller of the Household to the Prince of Wales 1610-12

 

John [Holles], 2nd Earl of Clare

born

13 Jun 1595

mar.

4 Sep 1626 Hon Elizabeth Vere (b. 1623; d. Dec 1683), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Horatio [Vere], 1st Baron Vere of Tilbury, by his wife Mary Hoby, widow of William Hoby, of Hailes, co. Gloucester, and yst. dau. of Sir John Tracy, of Toddington, co. Gloucester

children

1. Hon Gilbert Holles, later 3rd Earl of Clare

1. Lady Anne Holles (d. Oct 1707), mar. (1) c. 1652 Hon Edward Clinton, styled Lord Clinton (dvp. 21 Apr 1657), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Theophilus [Clinton], 4th Earl of Lincoln, and (2) Charles Bates, and had issue by her first husband

2. Lady Elizabeth Holles (d. 30 Jun 1666), mar. c.1655 Wentworth [FitzGerald], 17th Earl of Kildare, and had issue

3. Lady Arabella Holles, mar. Sir Edward Rossiter, of Somerley, co. Lincoln

4. Lady Susan Holles, mar. Sir John Lort, 4th Bt., of Stackpole Court, co. Pembroke (d. 1673), and had issue

5. Lady Diana Holles, mar. Henry Bridges, 1st son and heir of Sir Thomas Bridges, of Keynsham, co. Somerset

6. Lady Penelope Holles, mar. Sir James Langham, Bt., of Cottesbroke, co. Northampton

died

2 Jan 1665/6

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for East Retford 1623/4-26; knighted 1625; Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire 1642-43; Warden of Sherwood Forest 1645/6

 

Gilbert [Holles], 3rd Earl of Clare

born

24 Apr 1633

mar.

9 Jul 1655 Grace Pierrepont (d. Jul 1702), 2nd dau. of Hon William Pierrepont MP, of Thoresby, co. Nottingham (by his wife Elizabeth Harris, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Harris, of Tong Castle, co. Salop), 2nd son of Robert [Pierrepont], 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull

children

1. Hon John Holles, later 4th Earl of Clare later 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

2. Hon William Holles (d. young)

3. Hon Denzell Holles (d. unmarried)

1. Lady Elizabeth Holles (b. c.1657; d. 9 Nov 1725), mar. 9 May 1676 Christopher [Vane], 1st Baron Barnard, and had issue

2. Lady Mary Holles, mar. Hugh Boscawen

3. Lady Ann Holles

4. Lady Grace Holles (b. c.1668; d. 13 Sep 1700), mar. 21 May 1686 as his second wife Thomas [Pelham], 1st Baron Pelham, and had issue

died

16 Jan 1688/9

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire 1660

 

John [Holles], 4th Earl of Clare later 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, KG PC

created

14 May 1694 Marquess of Clare and Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

 

The Barony of Houghton and the Earldom of Clare were held by the 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne until his death without legitimate male issue on 15 Jul 1711, when all his titles became extinct.

 

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