Robert Sutton, 1st Baron Lexinton

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Robert Sutton, 1st Baron Lexinton (21 December 1594 – 13 October 1668) was a Royalist MP in 1625 and 1640.

Family[edit]

He was the son of Sir William Sutton of Averham, Nottinghamshire,

Lord Lexinton was thrice married.

Career[edit]

In 1624 he was elected Knight of the Shire (MP) for Nottinghamshire and re-elected in April and November 1640. He was disabled as a Royalist from sitting in 1643.

He served Charles I of England during the English Civil War, making great monetary sacrifices for the royal cause, and in 1645 the king created him Baron Lexinton, this being a variant of the name of the Nottinghamshire village of Laxton. His estate suffered during the time of the Commonwealth, but some money was returned to him by Charles II of England.[1]

He commissioned the building of the first Kelham Hall.

Death and memorial[edit]

He died on 13 October 1668 and there is a wall monument to him in Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Averham.

References[edit]

  1. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Lexington, Baron". Encyclopædia Britannica. 16 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 526. 
Peerage of England
New title Baron Lexinton
1645–1668
Succeeded by
Robert Sutton