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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Duke of (E, 1694 - 1711)

 

Creation: let.pat. 14 May 1694

 

Extinct: 15 Jul 1711

 

Family name: Holles

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Arms:

Ermine two Piles in point Sable

Crest:

A Boar passant Azure tusked and bristled Or

Supporters:

Dexter: a Lion;  Sinister:  a Tiger, both Or

Motto:

Spes Audaces Adjuvat

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

1st son and heir of Gilbert [Holles], 3rd Earl of Clare, by his wife Grace Pierrepont, 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

born

9 Jan 1661/2

mar.

1 Mar 1689/90 his cousin Lady Margaret Cavendish (b. 22 Oct 1661; d. 24 Dec 1716), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Henry [Cavendish], 2nd Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, by his wife Frances Pierrepont, 1st 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

only child

1. Lady Henrietta Cavendish Holles (b. 11 Feb 1693/4; d. 9 Dec 1755), mar. 31 Aug 1713 Edward [Harley], 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer, and had issue

died

s.p.m. legit. 15 Jul 1711

created

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

note

Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire 1688/9; suc. his father 16 Jan 1689 as 4th Earl of Clare; Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire 1694-1711, of the East Riding of Yorkshire 1699-1711, and of the North Riding of Yorkshire 1705-11; Commissioner of Greenwich Hospital 1695-1711; Knight of the Garter 1698; Keeper of Sherwood Forest 1699-1711; High Steward of Dorchester 1700/1; Privy Councillor 1705; Lord Privy Seal 1705-11; Chief Justice in Eyre, North of Trent 1710-11

 

On the death of the 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne his titles became extinct and his estates, including Welbeck Abbey, passed to his only child and heiress, Lady Henrietta Holles

 

 Last reviewed 29 Mar 2007

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