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Kingston-upon-Hull, Duke of (GB, 1715 - 1773)


Creation: let. pat. 10 Aug 1715


Extinct: 23 Sep 1773


Family name:Pierrepont




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Evelyn [Pierrepont], 5th Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull later 1st Marquess of Dorchester later 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, KG PC

younger brother of William [Pierrepont], 4th Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull, and 3rd son of Robert Pierrepont (by his wife Elizabeth Evelyn, dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Evelyn, of West Dean, co. Wiltshire), 1st son and heir app. of  Hon William Pierrepont, 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


c. 1665

mar. (1)

27 Jun 1687 Lady Mary Feilding (bur. 20 Dec 1697), only dau. of William [Feilding], 3rd Earl of Denbigh, by his first wife Mary King, sister of John [King], 1st Baron Kingston, and dau. of Sir Robert King, Muster Master General of Ireland

children by first wife:

1. Lord William Pierrepont, styled Viscount Newark and later Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull (b. 21 Oct 1692;  dvp. 9 Jul 1713), mar. Apr 1711 Rachel Baynton (bapt. 14 Apr 1695;  bur. 26 May 1722), 2nd dau. of Thomas Baynton, of Little Charfield, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Elizabeth Willoughby, dau. of Sir George Willoughby, of Bishopston, and had issue:

1a. Lord Evelyn Pierrepont, later 2nd Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull

1a. Lady Frances Pierrepont, mar. 1734 Philip Medows, Deputy Ranger of Richmond Park, and had issue:

1b. Evelyn Philip Medows, of Conbolt, co. Hampshire (b. 3 Dec 1736; dsp. 4 Jul 1826), mar. (1) Margaret Cramond, dau. of Capt William Cramond, and (2) 25 May 1811 Harriot Maria Norie (mar. (2) Col Sir Alexander Dickson KCB, and (3) Sir John Campbell), dau. of James Norie, of London

2b. Charles Medows later Pierrepont, later 1st Earl Manvers

3b. Rt Hon Sir William Medows (b. 31 Jan 1739; dsp. 1813), mar. 1770 Frances Augusta Hammerton, dau. of Robert Hammerton, of Hammerton, co. Tipperary

4b. Capt Edward Medows RN (d. 1813), mar. 1785 Mary Brodie, dau. of John Brodie

1b. Frances Medows, a Maid of Honour (d. 1770), mar. 3 Sep 1768 Col Alexander Campbell, and had issue

1. Lady Mary Pierrepont, mar. Edward Wortley-Montagu, of Wortley, co. York, only son of Hon Sidney Montagu later Wortley-Montagu MP (by his wife Anne Wortley, dau. and hrss. of Sir Francis Wortley, 2nd Bt., of Wortley, co. York), 2nd son of Edward [Montagu], 1st Earl of Sandwich, and had issue

2. Lady Frances Pierrepont (d. 4 Mar 1761), mar. 20 Jul 1714 as his second wife John [Erskine], 23rd and de jure 6th Earl of Mar, and had issue

3. Lady Evelyn Pierrepont (d. 26 Jun 1727), mar. 13 Mar 1711/2 as his first wife John [Leveson-Gower], 1st Earl Gower, and had issue

mar. (2)

2 Aug 1714 Lady Isabella Bentinck (b. 4 May 1688; d. 23 Feb 1727/8), 5th dau. of William [Bentinck], 1st Earl of Portland, by his first wife Anne Villiers, sister of Edward [Villiers], 1st Earl of Jersey, and 4th dau. by his first wife of Sir Edward Villiers, of Richmond, co. Surrey, Knight Marshal of the Household

children by second wife:

4. Lady Caroline Pierrepont, mar. Thomas Brand MP, of The Hoo, co. Hertford (b. c. 1717; d. 23 Aug 1770), and had issue

5. Lady Anne Pierrepont


5 Mar 1725/6


23 Dec 1706 Marquess of Dorchester, with a special remainder failing heirs male of his body to his uncle Gervase [Pierrepont], 1st Baron Pierrepont of Ardglass

10 Aug 1715 Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Whig) for East Retford 1689-90;  suc. his brother 17 Sep 1690 as 5th Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull;  Commissioner for the Union with Scotland 1706;  Privy Councillor 1708;  Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire 1711-25/6;  Chief Justice in Eyre, North of Trent 1714-16;  Lord Privy Seal 1716-18 and 1720-1725/6;  Lord President of the Council 1718/9-20;  Knight of the Garter 1719;  a Lord Justice of the Realm 1719, 1720, 1723 and 1725-26


Evelyn [Pierrepont], 2nd Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, KG




8 Mar 1769 Hon Elizabeth Hervey, Maid of Honour to HRH The Princess of Wales (b. c.1720;  former wife of Augustus John [Hervey], 3rd Earl of Bristol; d. 28 Oct 1788), dau. of Col Thomas Chudleigh, Lieutenant Governor of Chelsea Hospital, co. Middlesex (by his wife Henrietta .....), 2nd son of Sir George Chudleigh, 3rd Bt., of Ashton, co. Devon


s.p. 23 Sep 1773


Master of the Staghounds, North of Trent 1738;  Knight of the Garter 1740/1;  a Lord of the Bedchamber 1741;  Col in the Army 1745, Maj Gen 1753, Lt Gen 1759 and Gen 1772;  Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire and Steward of Sherwood Forest 1763-65


On the death of the 2nd Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull all his titles became extinct.




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