Simon Luttrell, 1st Earl of Carhampton
Simon Luttrell, 1st Earl of Carhampton (1713 – 14 January 1787) was an Anglo-Irish politician and nobleman.
He was the second son of Henry Luttrell, of Luttrellstown (whose family had held Luttrellstown since the land there had been granted to Sir Geoffrey de Luterel in about 1210 by King John of England) and his wife Elizabeth Jones. His father had been a noted commander in the Jacobite Irish Army between 1689 and 1691. He later received a pardon from the Williamite authorities and was accused by his former Jacobite comrades of having betrayed them. He was murdered when his sedan chair was attacked in Dublin in 1717.
On 13 October 1768 he was created Baron Irnham of Luttrellstown in the Peerage of Ireland. As his title was an Irish peerage, he was able to keep his seat in the British House of Commons. He was elevated to the title of Viscount Carhampton on 9 January 1781 and was made Earl of Carhampton on 23 June 1785. He lived at Four Oaks Hall, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield from 1751 to 1766.
He married Judith Maria Lawes in 1737, by whom he had eight children:
- Henry Lawes Luttrell, 2nd Earl of Carhampton (1743–1821)
- John Luttrell-Olmius, 3rd Earl of Carhampton (c.1745–1829)
- Temple Simon Luttrell (c. 1738 – 1803)
- James Luttrell (c. 1751 – 1788), naval officer, died of consumption
- Thomas (d. 1766)
- Anne Luttrell (c. 1752 – 1808), married first in 1765 Christopher Horton, married second in 1771 Prince Henry, Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn.
- Elizabeth Luttrell (d. 1799)
- Lucy Luttrell
His rakish behaviour earned him the nickname "King of Hell", "Hell" being a district of Dublin notorious for its brothels. He is reputed to have started the courtesan Mary Nesbitt in her career by seducing her. He had a natural son, Henry Luttrell, possibly by a gardener's daughter. He became known in London as a conversationalist and sometime writer.
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- Irish Builder and Engineer, Vol. 35, Howard MacGarvey & Sons., 1893
- Devrett, John. Debrett's Peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 2, 1825
- Curtis, Maurice. To Hell or Monto: The Story of Dublin's Most Notorious Districts, The History Press, 2015 ISBN 9780750964760
- Stevenson, Janet H. (2004). "Nesbitt (née Davis), Mary". Oxford Biography Index. Retrieved 2009-04-06.
|Parliament of Great Britain|
|Member of Parliament for Mitchell
With: Richard Hussey
Sir William Meredith, Bt
|Member of Parliament for Wigan
With: Fletcher Norton
Henry Frederick Thynne
|Member of Parliament for Weobley
With: Henry Frederick Thynne 1768–70
Bamber Gascoyne 1770–74
Sir William Lynch
John St. Leger Douglas
|Member of Parliament for Stockbridge
With: John Luttrell 1774–75
James Luttrell 1775–80
|Peerage of Ireland|
|New title||Earl of Carhampton