Henry Clinton, 2nd Earl of Lincoln
He was the son of Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, by second wife Ursula Stourton. He was made a Knight of the Bath in 1553. He was returned to the House of Commons, representing the constituency of Lincolnshire in 1571. He was commissioned a captain of horse in the Royal army in 1569.
He inherited the earldom and barony from his father Edward in 1585. By his father's will, which Henry contested, he inherited Tattershall Castle; but his wife Elizabeth had a life interest in the family property at Sempringham. Subsequently Clinton feuded with the poet Tailboys Dymoke, son of his brother-in-law Robert Dymoke, over some obnoxious verses.
He died at Sempringham, and was succeeded by his son Thomas Clinton, 3rd Earl of Lincoln.
- Thomas Clinton, 3rd Earl of Lincoln
- Sir Edward Clinton, married Mary Dighton, and had:
- Lady Elizabeth Clinton, married Sir Arthur Gorges
He married secondly after 20 October 1586 Elizabeth Morrison (died c. 4 July 1611), and had two children by her:
- Sir Henry Clinton (1587-1641), married firstly Eleanor Harrington, married secondly in 1624 Elizabeth Hickman, and had issue
- Kendal Clinton.
- Doyle, James William Edmund (1886). The Official Baronage of England, v. 2. London: Longmans, Green. pp. 382–383.
- Duffin, Anne. "Clinton, Edward". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/5679. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
- Larkum, Eleri. "Dymoke, Tailboys". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/6985. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
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