|Died||August 14, 1723|
|Other names||Honjō Suketoshi
Aki-no-kami, Bungō-no-kami, Hōki-no-kami
Matsudaira Suketoshi was the second son of Honjō Munesuke, the daimyō of Kasama Domain in Hitachi Province. On October 10, 1684, he joined the ranks of the hatamoto in direct service to the Shogun and at the end of 1691 was allowed to assume the courtesy title of Aki-no-kami and Lower 5th Court Rank. On the death of his father in 1699, he became daimyō of Kasama Domain and head of the Honjō clan. Receiving Lower 4h Court Rank at the end of 1701, he was granted an additional 20,000 koku of territory in (Bitchu Province), bringing his total revenues to 70,000 koku. He was transferred to Hamamatsu Domain (Tōtōmi Province) in September 1702.
On March 23, 1705, Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi permitted him to take the surname of Matsudaira, with the reward extended posthumously to cover his father as well. His courtesy title also changed to Bungō-no-kami, and later to Hōki-no-kami.
Although Suketoshi was married and had several concubines, by whom he had numerous sons, on his death, he was succeeded by his wife’s brother, whom he had adopted as his heir.
His grave is at the temple of Tōkai-ji in Shinagawa, Tokyo.
- Papinot, Edmund. (1906) Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie du japon. Tokyo: Librarie Sansaisha...Click link for digitized 1906 Nobiliaire du japon (2003)
- The content of much of this article was derived from that of the corresponding article on Japanese Wikipedia.
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