Christopher Hatton, 1st Viscount Hatton

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Christopher Hatton, 1st Viscount Hatton (1632–1706) was an English aristocrat and diplomat.

He succeeded his father, Christopher Hatton, 1st Baron Hatton, as Baron Hatton and also as governor of Guernsey in 1670.

He and his family were living in the governor's official residence, Castle Cornet, in 1672 when its keep and some living quarters were destroyed by an explosion; his mother and wife were killed.

In 1683, he was created Viscount Hatton, of Gretton. He was married three times, and left daughter Anne (d. 1743) and two sons: William (1690–1760), who succeeded to his father's titles and estates, and Henry Charles (c. 1700-1762), who enjoyed the same dignities for a short time after his brother's death.

Succession[edit]

Both his sons inherited the title Viscount Hatton in turn: William on his father's death in 1706, and Henry Charles for two years 1760-1762.

When Henry Charles died, the titles became extinct. The family line continues with the Finch-Hattons, earls of Winchelsea and Nottingham, whose ancestor, Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham, married Anne, daughter of the 1st Viscount Hatton.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Richard Raynsford
Sir William Dudley
Member of Parliament for Northampton
1664–1670
With: Richard Raynsford 1663–1664
Sir John Bernard 1664
Sir Henry Yelverton
Succeeded by
Sir William Fermor
Lord Ibrackan
Peerage of England
New creation Viscount Hatton
1683–1706
Succeeded by
William Hatton
Preceded by
Christopher Hatton
Baron Hatton
1670–1706