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Wotton, Baron (E, 1603 - 1630)


Creation: let.pat. 13 May 1603


Extinct: 2 Apr 1630


Family name: Wotton




Argent a Cross pattée fitchée Sable


A Moor's Bust Sable vested Argent Head wreathed also Argent and Sable rising from gthe neck two Dragons' Wings also Sable


Dexter: A Stag armed and gorged with a Coronet Or; Sinister: A Dragon tail nowed Vert purfled Argent collared and chained Or



Edward [Wotton], 1st Baron Wotton

2nd but 1st surv. son and heir of Thomas Wotton, of Boughton Malherbe, co. Kent, by his first wife Elizabeth Rudston, dau. of Sir John Rudston, Lord Mayor of London 1528



mar. (1)

1 Sep 1575 Hester Pickering (d. 8 May 1592; bur. at Boughton Malherbe, co. Kent), illegit. dau. of Sir William Pickering, of Oswaldkirk, co. York

children by first wife

1. Hon Thomas Wotton, later 2nd Baron Wotton

1. Hon Philippa Wotton (bapt. 7 Jun 1576; dsp. 1 Oct 1626; bur. at Redgrave, co. Suffolk), mar. Sir Edmund Bacon, 2nd Bt., of Redgrave, co. Suffolk

mar. (2)

Sep 1603 Hon Margaret Wharton (b. Jul 1581; d. 10 Mar 1658/9; bur. at Boughton Malherbe, co. Kent), dau. of Philip [Wharton], 3rd Baron Wharton, by his first wife Lady Frances Clifford, only surv. dau. of Henry [Clifford], 2nd Earl of Cumberland, by his second wife Hon Anne Dacre, 2nd dau. of William [Dacre], 3rd Baron Dacre of Gilsland


before 19 Jan 1625/6 (bur. at Boughton Malherbe, co. Kent)


13 May 1603 Baron Wotton, of Marley in the County of Kent

suc. by



he lived for several years in Naples; was with Sir Philip Sidney in the embassy to Vienna 1574-75; Envoy to Portugal to congratulate the King on his accession 1579; Member of Parliament for Kent 1584-85; Envoy to Scotland to negotiate an alliance 1585, and to France to explain the intrigues  of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her connection with the Babington Plot 1586; admitted to Gray's Inn 1587/8; a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber 1588/9; knighted 1592; Sheriff of Kent 1594-95; Treasurer of the Army of London to resist an anticipated Spanish invasion 1599; Comptroller of the Household 1602-16; Pruvy Councillor 1602-25; Commissioner to exile and banish Jesuits 1602/3; Commissioner for the trials of Lord Cobham, Lord Grey of Wilton and Sir Walter Raleigh 1603; Lord Lieutenant of Kent 1604-20; Ambassador Extraordinary to congratulate Louis XIII on his accession 1610; Commissioner of the Treasury 1612-14; Commissioner for the rendition of Flushing and Brill 1616, and of Ecclesiastical Causes 1620; Treasurer of the Household 1616-17/8


Thomas [Wotton], 2nd Baron Wotton




1608 Mary Throckmorton (d. 25 Apr 1658; bur. at Boughton Malherbe, co. Kent), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Arthur Throckmorton, of Paulersbury and Silverstone, co. Northampton, by his wife Anne Lucas, dau. of Sir Thomas Lucas, of Colchester, co. Essex


1. Charles Wotton (bapt. 7 Apr 1611; dvp. an infant)

1. Hon Katherine Wotton, suo jure Countess of Chesterfield (cr. 29 May 1660 for life), Governess to the Princess Mary, later Princess of Orange (bapt. 19 Dec 1609; d. 9 Apr 1667; bur. at Boughton Malherbe, co. Kent), mar. (1) 4 Dec 1628 Hon Henry Stanhope MP, styled Lord Stanhope (dvp. 29 Nov 1634; bur. at Boughton Malherbe, co. Kent), 2nd but 1st surv. son and heir ap. of Philip [Stanhope], 1st Earl of Chesterfield, by his first wife sister of Henry [Hastings], 5th Earl of Huntingdon, and 1st dau. of Hon Francis Hastings, styled Lord Hastings (by his wife Sarah Harington, sister of John [Harington], 1st Baron Harington of Exton, and dau. of Sir James Harington, of Exton, co. Rutland), son and heir ap. of George [Hastings], 4th Earl of Huntingdon, (2) Jan van den Kerchove otherwise Polyander, Lord of Henvliet, in Zealand (d. 7 Mar 1660), and (3) Col Daniel O'Neale MP, a Groom of the Bedchamber (d. 24 Oct 1664; bur. at Boughton Malherbe, co. Kent), and had issue by her first and second husbands

2. Hon Hester Wotton (bapt. 11 Jan 1615/6; d. aft. 4 Feb 1645/6), mar. 21 Dec 1639 as his third wife Baptist [Noel], 3rd Viscount Campden, and had issue

3. Hon Margaret Wotton (bapt. 31 Jul 1617; dsp.), mar. as his first wife Sir John Tufton, 2nd Bt., of the Mote and of Bobbing Court, co. Kent

4. Hon Anne Wotton (bapt. 28 Mar 1622), mar. Sir Edward Hales, 2nd Bt. MP, of Tunstall, co. Kent, and had issue


s.p.m. 2 Apr 1630 (bur. at Boughton Malherbe, co. Kent)


knighted 1608


On the death of the 2nd Baron Wotton the Barony of Wotton became extinct.


 First written 13 Feb 2014



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