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Saye and Sele, Viscount (E, 1624 - 1781)

 

Creation: let.pat. 7 Jul 1624

 

Extinct: 29 Jul 1781

 

Family name: Fiennes

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Arms:

 See Baron Saye and Sele

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William [Fiennes], 8th and 2nd Baron Saye and Sele later 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, PC

only son and heir of Richard [Fiennes], 7th and 1st Baron Saye and Sele, by his first wife Constance Kingsmill, 1st dau. of Sir William Kingsmill, of Sydmanton, co. Hampshire

born

28 May 1582

mar.

c. 1602 Elizabeth Temple (d. 1648; bur. in Broughton Church, co. Oxford), 6th dau. of John Temple, of Burton Dassett, co. Warwick, and Stowe, co. Buckingham, by his wife Susan Spencer, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Spencer, of Everton, co. Northampton

children

1. Hon James Fiennes, later 2nd Viscount Saye and Sele

2. Hon Nathaniel Fiennes, Member of Parliament for Banbury 1640 and 1640-60 (excluded from 1648), for Oxford 1654 and for the University of Oxford 1656, Governor of Bristol for Parliament 1643, Joint Keeper of the Great Seal 1655-59, member of Cromwell's "Other House" 1657 (b. c. 1608; d. 16 Dec 1669), mar. (1) 11 Aug 1636 Elizabeth Eliot (b. 1616; d. 16 Dec 1669), 1st dau. of Sir John Eliot, of Port Eliot, co. Cornwall, and had issue:

1a. Nathaniel Fiennes (d. young)

2a. William Fiennes, later 3rd Viscount Saye and Sele

Hon Nathaniel Fiennes mar. (2) Frances Whitehead (b. c. 1621; d. 17 Oct 1691), dau. of Richard Whitehead, of Tuderley, co. Hampshire, and had further issue:

1a. Mary Fiennes, mar. 1684 Sir Edmund Harrison, of St Lawrence Pountney Hill, London, and had issue

2a. Anne Fiennes

3a. Frances Fiennes

4a. Celia Fiennes

3. Col Hon John Fiennes, Member of Parliament for Morpeth 1645, member of Cromwell's "Other House" 1657, mar. Susannah Hobbs (b. c. 1657; d. 22 Jul 1715), dau. and hrss. of Thomas Hobbs, of Great Amwell, co. Hertford, and had issue:

1a. John Fiennes (d. unm.)

2a. Thomas Fiennes (d. unm.)

3a. William Fiennes, mar. as her second husband his cousin once removed Cicely Langley (widow of Sir Richard Langley), only child of Andrew Ellis, of Alrey, co. Flint, by his wife Hon Frances Fiennes, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of James [Fiennes], 2nd Viscount Saye and Sele

4a. Lawrence Fiennes, later 5th Viscount Saye and Sele

4. Hon Richard Fiennes, of Ickworth, co. Suffolk (d. c. 1674), mar. (1) Margaret Burrell, dau. of Andrew Burrell, of the Isle of Ely, and had issue:

1a. Pharamus Fiennes (d. young)

2a. William Fiennes (d. young)

1a. Mary Fiennes (b. c. 1653; d. 23 Oct 1676), mar. c. Apr 1674 as his first wife her cousin William [Fiennes], 3rd Viscount Saye and Sele, and had issue

Hon Richard Fiennes mar. (2) Susanna Cobb, dau. of William Cobb, of Adderbury, co. Oxford, and had further issue:

3a. Rev Richard Fiennes, Rector of Akeley, co. Buckingham (b. c. 1674; d. 1722), mar. 30 Oct 1705 Penelope Chamberlayne, dau. of George Chamberlayne, of Wardington, co. Oxford, and had issue:

1b. Richard Fiennes, later 6th Viscount Saye and Sele

1b. Hon Vere Alicia Fiennes (d. 1768), mar. Richard Wykeham, of Swalcliffe, co. Oxford (d. 1751), and had issue

1. Hon Bridget Fiennes, mar. c. 1622 as his first wife Theophilus [Clinton], 4th Earl of Lincoln, and had issue

2. Hon Constance Fiennes (bur. 2 Sep 1692; bur. at Barmston, co. York). mar. 7 Mar 1637 Sir Francis Boynton, 2nd Bt., of Barmston and Burton Agnes, co. York, and had issue

3. Hon Susannah Fiennes, mar. Thomas Erle (b. c. 1621; dvp.), 1st son and heir ap. of Sir Walter Erle, of Charborough, by his wife Anne Dymoke, dau. of Francis Dymoke, and had issue

4. Hon Elizabeth Fiennes, mar. as his second wife Richard Norton, of Southwick (d. May 1681), and had issue

5. Hon Anne Fiennes, mar. in or before 1649 Sir Charles Wolseley, 2nd Bt., of Wolseley, co. Stafford, a member of Cromwell's "Other House", and had issue

died

14 Apr 1662 (bur. in Broughton Church, co. Oxford)

created

7 Jul 1624 Viscount Saye and Sele

suc. by

son

note

for many years in opposition to the King; Privy Councillor 1640/1 and 1660; Master of the Court of Wards 1642-42; a Lord of the Treasury 1641-42; High Steward of the University of Oxford 1641-43 and 1646-60; Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Cheshire and Gloucestershire 1641/2; Col of a Regiment of Foot 1642; a member of the Westminster Assembly of Divines 1643; a member of the Committee of Both Kingdoms 1643/4; a promoter of the Self-Denying Ordinance 1645; after the execution of King Charles I he retired to Lundy Island, where he was living between 1651 and 1653; appointed a member of Cromwell's "Other House" but refused to accept the writ ; at the Restoration he was appointed Privy Councillor, 1660; member of the Committee for Plantations 1660 and of the Committee to settle the government of New England 1661

 

James [Fiennes], 2nd Viscount Saye and Sele

born

c. 1603

mar.

bef. 1631 Hon Frances Cecil (mar. (2) 29 Mar 1675 Rev Joshua Sprigge; d. shortly before 31 Jul 1684), 4th dau. and cohrss. of Edward [Cecil], 1st Viscount Wimbledon, by his first wife Theodosia Noel, sister of Edward [Noel], 2nd Viscount Campden, and 2nd dau. of Sir Andrew Noel, of Dalby, co. Leicester

children

1. Hon James Fiennes (d. young)

2. Hon William Fiennes (d. young)

3. Hon William Fiennes (d. young)

1. Hon Elizabeth Fiennes (b. c. 1631; d. 28 Mar 1674), mar. c. May 1649 as his third wife Col Sir John Twisleton, 1st Bt., of Barley Hall, co. York, and Horsmans Place, Dartford, co. Kent (dspm. 4 Dec 1682), and had issue:

1a. Cecil Twisleton, later de jure Baroness Saye and Sele

2. Hon Frances Fiennes, mar. Andrew Ellis, of Alrey, co. Flint, and had issue:

1a. Cicely Ellis (dsp. 22 Jul 1715), mar. (1) 13 Mar 1672/3 Sir Richard Langley (d. 8 Feb 1677/8), and (2) her cousin once removed William Fiennes, 3rd son of Col Hon John Fiennes (by his wife Susannah Hobbs, dau. and hrss. of Thomas Hobbs, of Great Amwell, co. Hertford), 3rd son of William [Fiennes], 1st Viscount Saye and Sele

died

s.p.m.s. 15 Mar 1673/4 (bur. in Broughton Church, co. Oxford)

suc. by

nephew

note

Member of Parliament for Banbury 1625, and for Oxford 1626, 1628-29, 1640, 1640-48 and 1660; Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire 1667/8-73/4; Freeman of the City of Oxford 1668

 

On the death of the 2nd Viscount Sate and Sele the 1603 Barony of Saye and Sele fell into abeyance between his two daughters and their issue - on the death without issue of Cicely Ellis on 22 Jul 1715 her cousin Cecil Twisleton became the sole representative of her late grandfather and succeeded to the 1603 Barony

 

William [Fiennes], 3rd Viscount Saye and Sele

born

c. 1641

mar. (1)

9 Apr 1674 his cousin Mary Fiennes (b. c. 1653; d. 23 Oct 1676; bur. in Broughton Church, co. Oxford), dau. of Hon Richard Fiennes, of Ickworth, co. Suffolk (by his first wife Margaret Burrell, dau. and hrss. of Andrew Burrell, of the Isle of Ely), 4th son of William [Fiennes], 1st Viscount Saye and Sele

only child by first wife

1. Hon Nathaniel Fiennes, later 4th Viscount Saye and Sele

mar. (2)

7 Sep 1685 Catherine Walker (mar. (2) 15 Oct 1709 Vincent Oakley), dau. of Edward Walker, of Banbury

died

9 Dec 1698 (bur. in Broughton Church, co. Oxford)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Freeman of the City of Oxford 1685/6

 

Nathaniel [Fiennes], 4th Viscount Saye and Sele

born

23 Oct 1676

died

2 Jan 1709/10

suc. by

cousin

note

he travelled abroad and was in Florence when his father died; he voted for the acquittal of Somers and Orford 1701; took part in the Garter Mission to invest the Elector of Hanover, later King George I, with the Order of the Garter 1701

 

Lawrence [Fiennes], 5th Viscount Saye and Sele

born

bef. Feb 1690

died

27 Dec 1742

suc. by

cousin

 

Richard [Fiennes], 6th Viscount Saye and Sele

bapt.

8 Jul 1716

mar.

13 Nov 1753 Christobella Pigott (b. c. 1695; widow of (1) John Knapp, of Cumnor, co. Berkshire, and (2) John Pigott, of Doddershall, co. Buckingham; dsp. 23 Jul 1789; bur. at Grendon Underwood, co. Buckingham), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Tyrrell, 2nd Bt., of Castlethorpe, co. Buckingham, by his wife Dorothy Eyre, dau. of Sir Giles Eyre, of Brickworth in Whiteparish, co. Wiltshire, Justice of the King's Bench

died

s.p. 29 Jul 1781 (bur. at Grendon Underwood, co. Buckingham)

 

On the death of the 6th Viscount Saye and Sele both the Viscountcy of Saye and Sele and the 1446/7 Barony of Saye and Sele became extinct.

 

On 15 Mar 1673/4 on the death of James [Fiennes], 2nd Viscount Saye and Sele and 9th and 3rd Baron Saye and Sele, the 1603 Barony of Saye and Sele had fallen into abeyance between his two daughters and co-heiresses:  (1) Hon Elizabeth Fiennes, third wife of Col Sir John Twistleton, 1st Bt., of Barley, co. York, and Horsmans Place, Dartford, co. Kent;  and (2) Hon Frances Fiennes, wife of Andrew Ellis, of Alrey, co. Flint.  On the death without issue of Cicely, only child of Hon Mrs Frances Ellis, on 22 Jul 1715 the right to that title passed to her only surviving cousin, Cecil Twistleton.

 

 Last updated 4 Jan 2009

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