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.

Career[edit]

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]

References[edit]

Parliament of England
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Rutland
1640–1643
With: Sir Guy Palmes
Succeeded by
Seats vacant until 1646
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Edward Noel
Viscount Campden
1643–1682
Succeeded by
Edward Noel