Baptist Noel, 3rd Viscount Campden

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Baptist Noel, 3rd Viscount Campden
Born 1611
Exton, Rutland, U.K.
Died 1682
Residence Exton Hall
Occupation Aristocrat, politician
Spouse(s) 4
Parent(s) Edward Noel, 2nd Viscount Campden

Baptist Noel, 3rd Viscount Campden (1611–1682) was an English politician.[1] He was Lord Lieutenant of Rutland, Custos Rotulorum of Rutland and the Member of Parliament for Rutland.

Early life[edit]

Baptist Noel was born at Exton Hall, Rutland the son of Edward Noel, 2nd Viscount Campden.


Noel succeeded to his titles on the death of his father in 1643. He was also Baron Noel of Ridlington and Baron Hicks of Ilmington. He was elected as a knight of the shire for Rutland in the Long Parliament of 1640.

During the Civil War he was a military commander, rising to the level of brigadier-general.

Personal life and death[edit]

Noel married four times:

Noel was succeeded by his eldest surviving son, Edward Noel, 1st Earl of Gainsborough.[3]

On his death in 1682, he was buried in the church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton. His grave is marked by a fine marble tomb by Grinling Gibbons, dating from 1685, showing the Viscount with his fourth wife, Lady Elizabeth Bertie, and carvings of his 19 children.[4]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Rutland
With: Sir Guy Palmes
Succeeded by
Seats vacant until 1646
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Edward Noel
Viscount Campden
Succeeded by
Edward Noel