Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Winchilsea

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Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Winchilsea FSA (1657 – 30 September 1726) was an English peer, styled Hon. Heneage Finch until 1712.[1] He was the son of Heneage Finch, 3rd Earl of Winchilsea and Mary Seymour.

In 1683, he was appointed a Groom of the Bedchamber to the Duke of York and a captain in the Duke's Halberdiers, and was created a D.C.L of Oxford. In 1685, he retained his appointment as Groom of the Bedchamber when York succeeded as James II, was commissioned a colonel, and appointed a deputy lieutenant for Kent. He represented Hythe in James' only Parliament. He lost his posts upon the deposition of James.[1]

He inherited the earldom from his nephew Charles Finch, 4th Earl of Winchilsea in 1712. He refused to take the oaths and declined his seat in the House of Lords. Chosen a FSA in 1724, he died in 1726. Having had no children by his wife, Anne Kingsmill (1661–1720), he was succeeded by his half-brother John.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Doyle, James William Edmund (1886). The Official Baronage of England, v. 3. London: Longmans, Green. p. 687. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Edward Dering
Edward Hales
Member of Parliament for Hythe
1685–1687
With: Julius Deedes 1685
William Shaw 1685–1687
Succeeded by
Edward Hales
Julius Deedes
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Charles Finch
Earl of Winchilsea
1712–1726
Succeeded by
John Finch
Viscount Maidstone
1712–1726
Baron FitzHerbert
1712–1726
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Charles Finch
Baronet
(of Eastwell, Kent)
1712–1726
Succeeded by
John Finch