Henry Pierrepont (politician)

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Memorial to Henry Pierrepont in St. Edmund's Church, Holme Pierrepont

Sir Henry Pierrepont (1546 – 19 March 1615) was an English MP who resided at Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire.

Family[edit]

He was the son of Sir George Pierrepont and succeeded him in 1564. His mother, Winnifred née Twaits, remarried Sir Gervase Clifton. He married Frances Cavendish, daughter of the Rt. Hon. Sir William Cavendish and Elizabeth Hardwick.

The children were:

Life[edit]

He was elected as Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire in 1572, and then took up a series of local appointments, becoming a Justice of the Peace around 1573, High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire in 1575–76 and 1601–02, and Recorder of Nottingham in 1603. He was knighted in April 1603.

Memorial[edit]

His memorial is in St. Edmund's Church, Holme Pierrepont.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grace Pierrepont, ThePeerage.com, accessed 27 December 2008

Sources[edit]

  • The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, volume XI.