Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull

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The Duke of Kingston by Godfrey Kneller, 1709.

Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, KG, PC, (c. 1655 – 5 March 1726) was an English aristocrat.

He had been the member of parliament for East Retford before his accession to the peerage as fifth Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull in 1690.[1][2] While serving as one of the commissioners for the union with Scotland he was created Marquess of Dorchester in 1706, and took a leading part in the business of the House of Lords. He was made a privy councillor and in 1715 was created Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull; afterwards serving as Lord Privy Seal and Lord President of the Council. The Duke was a prominent figure in the fashionable society of his day.

He was twice married, and had five daughters, among whom was Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Lady Caroline Pierrepont (d. 1753) who married Thomas Brand (1717–1770), MP, and Evelyn Pierrepont who married John Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Gower and was mother of Gertrude, Duchess of Bedford; and one son, William, Earl of Kingston, who died of smallpox, aged 20, in July 1713.[3] He was succeeded by his grandson Evelyn Pierrepont, 2nd Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull.

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Viscount Weymouth
Custos Rotulorum of Wiltshire
1706–1711
Succeeded by
The Viscount Weymouth
Preceded by
The Viscount Weymouth
Custos Rotulorum of Wiltshire
1714–1726
Succeeded by
Earl of Hertford
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Edward Nevill
John Millington
Member of Parliament for East Retford
1689–1690
With: John Thornhagh
Succeeded by
John Thornhagh
Richard Taylor
Legal offices
Preceded by
The Duke of Leeds
Justice in Eyre
north of the Trent

1714–1717
Succeeded by
The Earl of Westmorland
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Sunderland
Lord Privy Seal
1716–1719
Succeeded by
The Duke of Kent
Preceded by
The Earl of Sunderland
Lord President of the Council
1719–1720
Succeeded by
The Viscount Townshend
Preceded by
The Duke of Kent
Lord Privy Seal
1720–1726
Succeeded by
The Lord Trevor
Peerage of Great Britain
New creation Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull
1715–1726
Succeeded by
Evelyn Pierrepont
Peerage of England
New creation Marquess of Dorchester
2nd creation
1706–1726
Succeeded by
Evelyn Pierrepont
Preceded by
William Pierrepont
Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull
1690–1726