Robert Sutton, 1st Baron Lexinton
Robert Sutton, 1st Baron Lexinton (21 December 1594 – 13 October 1668) was a Royalist MP in 1625 and 1640.
Lord Lexinton was thrice married.
- On 14 April 1616, he married Elizabeth Manners, the sister of John Manners, 8th Earl of Rutland, who died without issue.
- His second wife was Anne Palmes, widow of Sir Thomas Browne, 2nd Baronet, who also died without issue.
- On 21 February 1660, he married Mary St. Leger, by whom he had one son and a daughter:
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.
He commissioned the building of the first Kelham Hall.
Death and memorial
He died on 13 October 1668 and there is a wall monument to him in Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Averham.
- Cokayne, George Edward (1998) . ed. The Hon. Vicary Gibbs, ed. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant, Volume 12 part 2. London: The St. Catherine Press. pp. 626–629.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
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