Robert Cholmondeley, 1st Earl of Leinster

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Robert Cholmondeley, 1st Earl of Leinster (26 June 1584 – 8 October 1659) was an English Royalist and supporter of Charles I during the English Civil War.

Life[edit]

Robert Cholmondeley /ˈʌmli/ was born in Crouchend, Highgate, Middlesex 26 June 1584, the son of Sir Hugh Cholmondeley of Cholmondeley and Mary Holford (daughter of Christopher Holford of Holford). He was created a Baronet on 29 June 1611.[1]

He was High Sheriff of Cheshire in 1620 and served as MP for Cheshire in 1625. He was created Viscount Cholmondeley of Kells (Ireland) in 1628 and Baron Cholmondeley of Wich Malbank (i.e. Nantwich in Cheshire) on 1 September 1645. On 5 March 1646, he was created Earl of Leinster in Ireland.

He died 2 October 1659, and was buried in the chancel of Malpas church.[2]

Family[edit]

He was married to Catherine Stanhope (daughter of John Stanhope, Lord of Harrington and sister of Charles Stanhope Lord Stanhope of Harrington). He died at Cholmondeley on 8 October 1659 and was buried at Malpas. He had no surviving legitimate issue so the family estates passed to his nephew, Robert Cholmondeley, son of his brother Hugh. His titles expired at his death.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
William Booth
William Brereton
Member for Cheshire
with Sir Anthony St John

1624
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Grosvenor, Bt
Peter Daniel
Baronetage of England
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New Creation
Baronet Cholmondeley
(of Cholmondeley)

1611–1659
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Extinct
Peerage of England
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Baron Cholmondeley
(of Wich Malbank)

1645–1659
Succeeded by
Extinct
Peerage of Ireland
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New Creation
Viscount Cholmondeley
(of Kells)

1628–1659
Succeeded by
Extinct
Preceded by
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Earl of Leinster
1646–1659
Succeeded by
Extinct