Simon Luttrell, 1st Earl of Carhampton

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Simon Luttrell, 1st Earl of Carhampton (1713 – 14 January 1787) was a British politician and Irish nobleman.

He was the second son of Col. Henry Luttrell, of Luttrellstown (whose family had held Luttrellstown since the land there had been granted to Sir Geoffrey de Luterel in about 1210 by King John of England). He was created Baron Irnham of Luttrellstown on 13 October 1768, 1st Viscount Carhampton on 9 January 1781 and 1st Earl of Carhampton on 23 June 1785.

He was Member of Parliament for four different constituencies:

He lived at Four Oaks Hall, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield from 1751 to 1766.

He married Judith Maria Lawes in 1737, by whom he had eight children:

His rakish behaviour earned him the nickname "King of Hell" and he is reputed to have started the courtesan Mary Nesbitt in her career by seducing her.[1]


  1. ^ Stevenson, Janet H. (2004). "Nesbitt (née Davis), Mary". Oxford Biography Index. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Robert Clive
John Stephenson
Member of Parliament for Mitchell
With: Richard Hussey
Succeeded by
John Stephenson
James Scawen
Preceded by
Richard Barry
Sir William Meredith, Bt
Member of Parliament for Wigan
With: Fletcher Norton
Succeeded by
George Byng
Beaumont Hotham
Preceded by
Henry Frederick Thynne
William Lynch
Member of Parliament for Weobley
With: Henry Frederick Thynne 1768–70
Bamber Gascoyne 1770–74
Succeeded by
Sir William Lynch
John St. Leger Douglas
Preceded by
Richard Fuller
James Hare
Member of Parliament for Stockbridge
With: John Luttrell 1774–75
James Luttrell 1775–80
Succeeded by
James Luttrell
John Luttrell
Peerage of Ireland
New title Earl of Carhampton
Succeeded by
Henry Luttrell
Viscount Carhampton
Baron Irnham