Evelyn Pierrepont, 2nd Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull

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General Evelyn Pierrepont, 2nd Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, KG (1711 – 23 September 1773) was an English aristocrat. He was the only son of William Pierrepont, Earl of Kingston (1692–1713) and his wife, Rachel Bayntun (1695–1722).

His paternal grandparents were Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull and his wife Mary Feilding, daughter of William Feilding, 3rd Earl of Denbigh. His maternal grandparents were Elizabeth Willoughby by either her husband Thomas Bayntun of Little Charfield of Chalfield or her lover John Hall of Bradford. He succeeded his grandfather in 1726, inheriting the Thoresby estate.

Pierrepont was the subject of the earliest extant reference to cricket in Nottinghamshire. A letter dated 1751 comments that: "the Duke of Kingston at Thoresby Hall is spending all his time practising cricket because he is to play for Eton v All England in three matches".[1]

On 8 March 1769, Pierrepont married Elizabeth Chudleigh, Duchess of Kingston (Elizabeth Hervey) at St George's, Hanover Square London (in a bigamous marriage). Evelyn died in 1773 without issue and his titles became extinct. On the death of his wife, his estates passed to his nephew Charles Medows (later Pierrepont) who became 1st Earl Manvers in 1806.

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Political offices
Preceded by
New office
Master of the Staghounds
1738–1744
Succeeded by
Lord Robert Manners-Sutton
Military offices
Preceded by
Regiment raised
Colonel of the Duke of Kingston's Regiment of Horse
1745–1746
Succeeded by
Regiment disbanded
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire
1763–1765
Succeeded by
The Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Evelyn Pierrepont
Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull
1726–1773
Extinct
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Evelyn Pierrepont
Marquess of Dorchester
1726–1773
Extinct