Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull

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His Grace
The Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull
KG PC
1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull.JPG
Lord President of the Council
In office
6 February 1719 – 11 June 1720
Monarch George I
Preceded by The Earl of Sunderland
Succeeded by Viscount Townshend

Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull KG PC (c. 1655 – 5 March 1726) was an English aristocrat.

Political Career[edit]

He had been the member of parliament for East Retford before his accession to the peerage as fifth Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull in 1690.[1][2] While serving as one of the commissioners for the union with Scotland he was created Marquess of Dorchester in 1706, and took a leading part in the business of the House of Lords. He was made a privy councillor and in 1715 was created Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull; afterwards serving as Lord Privy Seal and Lord President of the Council. The Duke was a prominent figure in the fashionable society of his day.

Family[edit]

His first wife was Lady Mary Feilding, a daughter of William Feilding, 3rd Earl of Denbigh and his wife Mary King.

He was twice married, and had five daughters, among whom was Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Lady Caroline Pierrepont (d.1753) who married Thomas Brand (1717–1770), MP, and Evelyn Pierrepont who married John Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Gower and was mother of Gertrude, Duchess of Bedford; and one son, William, Earl of Kingston, who died of smallpox, aged 20, in July 1713.[3]

He was succeeded by his grandson Evelyn Pierrepont, 2nd Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, whose sister was Lady Frances Medows, née Pierrepont (d.1795).

Ancestral link with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge[edit]

It was reported in July 2013 that the husband of Lady Francis Medows, née Pierrepont (d.1795) - Phillip Medows - was the great grandson of Daniel Meadows (1577-1659), the direct ancestor of Michael Francis Middleton, father of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.[4][5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^  "Pierrepont, Evelyn (1665?-1726)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 
  2. ^ "''Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull'' at Special Collections of ''The University of Nottingham''". Nottingham.ac.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  3. ^ "''William Pierrepont, Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull (1692-1713)'' at Special Collections of ''The University of Nottingham''". Nottingham.ac.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  4. ^ Wilson, Chistopher. "The Middletons deserve a title - step forward, the Earl and Countess of Fairfax". UK Daily Telegraph 26 July 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2016. Michael Middleton’s eighth generation (thus Catherine's nineth) great grandfather, Daniel Meadows, was born in Suffolk in 1577. Through his direct male line, the Manvers earldom was granted in 1806 to his great great-grandson Charles Medows, (whose mother, Lady Frances Medows née Pierrepont (d.1795) was the daughter of William, Earl of Kingston (d.1713), himself the son of the first Duke of Kingston - Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-Upon-Hull... 
  5. ^ "Ancestry of Kate Middleton". wargs.com. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  6. ^ Bell, J. "Belle Assemblée: Or, Court and Fashionable Magazine; Containing Interesting and Original Literature, and Records of the Beau-monde (Illustrative Memoirs of the Countess Manvers)". Geo. B. Whittaker, London 1827 - Page 49. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Ancestry of Kate Middleton". wargs.com. Retrieved 6 March 2016. Daniel Meadows (1577-1659) m. Elizabeth Smith
    .Sir Philip Medows m. Constance Lucy
     .Sir Philip Medows m. Dorothy Boscawen
      .Philip Medows m. Frances Pierrepont
       .CHARLES MEDOWS PIERREPONT, 1st Earl MANVERS (1737-1816)
     
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Viscount Weymouth
Custos Rotulorum of Wiltshire
1706–1711
Succeeded by
The Viscount Weymouth
Preceded by
The Viscount Weymouth
Custos Rotulorum of Wiltshire
1714–1726
Succeeded by
Earl of Hertford
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Edward Nevill
John Millington
Member of Parliament for East Retford
1689–1690
With: John Thornhagh
Succeeded by
John Thornhagh
Richard Taylor
Legal offices
Preceded by
The Duke of Leeds
Justice in Eyre
north of the Trent

1714–1717
Succeeded by
The Earl of Westmorland
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Sunderland
Lord Privy Seal
1716–1719
Succeeded by
The Duke of Kent
Preceded by
The Earl of Sunderland
Lord President of the Council
1719–1720
Succeeded by
The Viscount Townshend
Preceded by
The Duke of Kent
Lord Privy Seal
1720–1726
Succeeded by
The Lord Trevor
Peerage of Great Britain
New creation Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull
1715–1726
Succeeded by
Evelyn Pierrepont
Peerage of England
New creation Marquess of Dorchester
2nd creation
1706–1726
Succeeded by
Evelyn Pierrepont
Preceded by
William Pierrepont
Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull
1690–1726