James Bertie, 1st Earl of Abingdon

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James
Earl of Abingdon
Baron Norreys
James Bertie, 1st Earl of Abingdon (1653-1699) by Godfrey Kneller.jpg
The 1st Earl of Abingdon. (Godfrey Kneller)
Spouse(s) Eleanora Lee
Catherine Chamberlayne

Issue

Montagu Venables-Bertie, 2nd Earl of Abingdon
Hon. James Bertie
Hon. Henry Bertie
Lady Bridget Bertie
Lady Anne Bertie
Father Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey
Mother Bridget Wray, 4th Baroness Norreys
Born (1653-06-16)16 June 1653
Died 22 May 1699(1699-05-22) (aged 45)

James Bertie, 1st Earl of Abingdon (16 June 1653 – 22 May 1699) was an English nobleman.

Biography[edit]

Bertie was the eldest son of Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey by his second wife, Bridget Bertie (née Wray), 4th Baroness Norreys. He succeeded his mother as Baron Norreys on the latter's death, c. 1657. On the 30 November 1682 he was created Earl of Abingdon by letters patent. On his death in 1699 he was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son.[1]

He was Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, 1674–1687 and 1689–1697; and High Steward of the City of Oxford, 1687. He was Chief Justice in Eyre, south of the Trent, 1693–1697.[1]

Family[edit]

He married firstly, Eleanora Lee, daughter of Sir Henry Lee, c. 1672.[1] They had children:

His first wife died on 31 May 1691. He married secondly, Catherine Chamberlayne, daughter of Reverend Sir Thomas Chamberlayne and Margaret, daughter of Edmund Prideaux, on 15 April 1698.[2]

James Bertie's Coat of Arms

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lundy 2012, p. 917 § 9164 cites Cokayne 2000, p. 45
  2. ^ a b Lundy 2012, p. 917 § 9164 cites Cokayne 2000, p. 46
  3. ^ Lundy 2012, p. 917 § 9164 cites Cokayne 2000a, p. 65
  4. ^ Thomas 1970.
  5. ^ Lundy 2012, p. 917 § 9164 cites Cokayne 2000a, p. 412
  6. ^ Lundy 2012, p. 917 § 9164 cites Mosley 2003, p. 1124

References[edit]

  • Lundy, Darryl (15 December 2012), James Bertie, 1st Earl of Abingdon1, The Peerage, p. 917 § 9164  endnotes:
    • Cokayne, G.E.; et al (2000), The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant I (new reprint in 6 volumes ed.), Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, pp. 45–46 
    • Cokayne, G.E.; et al (2000a), The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant II (new reprint in 6 volumes ed.), Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, pp. 65, 142 
    • Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003), 's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage 1 (107th 3 volumes ed.), Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books), p. 1124 
  • Thomas, Peter D.G. (1970), "Bertie, Hon. Henry (1675-1735).", in Sedgwick, R., The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, Boydell and Brewer 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
The Lord Lovelace
Justice in Eyre
south of the Trent

1693–1697
Succeeded by
The Lord Wharton
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Viscount Saye and Sele
Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire
1674–1687
Succeeded by
The Earl of Lichfield
Preceded by
The Earl of Lichfield
Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire
1689–1697
Succeeded by
The Lord Wharton
Preceded by
The Earl of Clarendon
Custos Rotulorum of Oxfordshire
1689–1697
Peerage of England
New creation Earl of Abingdon
1682–1699
Succeeded by
Montagu Venables-Bertie
Preceded by
Bridget Bertie
Baron Norreys
c. 1657–1699