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THE ANCESTRY OF HENRY PELHAM AND OF THOMAS PELHAM-HOLLES, 1ST DUKE OF NEWCASTLE

 

 

Henry Pelham and Thomas Pelham-Holles, the third and fourth prime ministers respectively, were brothers.

 

1a Henry Pelham

†† b 26 Sep 1694, London

†† d 6 Mar 1754, Piccadilly, Middlesex

 

1b Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle

†† b 21 Jul 1693, London

†† d 17 Nov 1768, Lincolnís Inn Fields, London

 

Parents

 

2Thomas Pelham, 1st Baron Pelham

†† b ca 1653

†† d 23 Feb 1711/12, Laughton, Sussex

†† m 21 May 1686, St Andrew, Holborn, Middlesex

3Grace Holles

†† b ca 1668

†† d 13 Sep 1700, bur Laughton

 

Grandparents

 

4Sir John Pelham of Halland in Laughton, 3rd Baronet

†† b ca 1623

†† bur 20 Jan 1702/03, Laughton

†† m 20 Jan 1647, Penshurst, Kent

5Lucy Sydney

†† bap 7 Jul 1625, Penshurst

†† bur 19 Oct 1685, Laughton

6Gilbert Holles, 3rd Earl of Clare

†† bap 18 May 1633, Hackney, Middlesex

†† d 16 Jan 1688/89, Holborn

†† m 9 Jul 1655, St Giles in the Fields, Middlesex

7Grace Pierrepont

†† b

†† bur Aug 1702, St Giles in the Fields

 

Great-grandparents

 

8Sir Thomas Pelham of Halland in Laughton, 2nd Baronet

†† b ca 1597

†† bur 28 Aug 1654, Laughton

†† m

9Mary Wilbraham

†† b

†† bur 7 Mar 1634, Laughton

10 Robert Sydney, 2nd Earl of Leicester

†† b 1 Dec 1595, Baynardís Castle, London

†† bur 8 Nov 1677, Penshurst

†† m ca Jan 1615

11 Dorothy Percy

†† bap 20 Aug 1598, Petworth, Sussex

†† bur 23 Aug 1659, Penshurst

12 John Holles, 2nd Earl of Clare

†† b 13 Jun 1595, Haughton, Nottinghamshire

†† d 2 Jan 1665/66, Haughton

†† m 4 Sep 1626, St Bartholemew the Great, London

13 Elizabeth Vere

†† b ca 1610, the Netherlands

†† bur 11 Jan 1683/84, St Mary, Nottingham

14 William Pierrepont of Thursby, Nottinghamshire, MP for Nottinghamshire

†† b ca 1607

†† d 17 Jul 1678

†† m 8 Jun 1628, St Martin, Ludgate, London

15 Elizabeth Harris

†† b

†† bur 1 Jul 1657, Tong, Shropshire

 

Great-great-grandparents

 

16 Thomas Pelham of Laughton, MP for Sussex

†† b ca 1540

†† d 2 Dec 1624, bur Laughton

†† m ca 27 Mar 1589

17 Mary Walsingham

†† b

†† bur 7 Mar 1634, Laughton

18 Sir Roger Wilbraham of Bridgemere, Cheshire, Master of Requests, MP for Callington

†† b 4 Nov 1553, Nantwich, Cheshire

†† d 29 Jul 1616, bur Hadley, Middlesex

†† m

19 Mary Baber

†† b

†† bur 6 Jan 1644, Wibbenbury, Cheshire

20 Robert Sydney, 1st Earl of Leicester

†† b 19 Nov 1563, Penshurst

†† d 13 Jul 1626, Penshurst

†† m 23 Sep 1584, St Donats, co. Glamorgan

21 Barbara Gamage

†† b ca 1559

†† bur 26 May 1621, Penshurst

22 Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland

†† b Apr 1564, Tynemouth Castle, Northumberland

†† d 5 Nov 1632, bur Petworth

†† m 1594

23 Dorothy Devereux

†† b

†† bur 14 Aug 1619, Petworth

24 John Holles, 1st Earl of Clare

†† b May 1564, Haughton

†† d 4 Oct 1637, Clare Palace, Nottingham

†† m 23 May 1591, Shelford, Nottinghamshire

25 Anne Stanhope

†† b 1576

†† d 18 Nov 1651, Covent Garden, Middlesex

26 Horace Vere, Baron Vere of Tilbury

†† b 1565

†† d 2 May 1635, Whitehall, Middlesex

†† m Nov 1607

27 Mary Tracy

†† b 18 May 1581

†† d 25 Dec 1671, Kirby Hall

28 Robert Pierrepont, 1st Earl of Kingston upon Hull

†† b 6 Aug 1584

†† d 25 Jul 1643, bur Cuckney, Nottinghamshire

†† m 8 Jan 1601, Kinoulton

29 Gertrude Talbot

†† b ca 1588

†† bur 26 Jul 1649, Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire

30 Sir Thomas Harris of Tong Castle, Baronet

†† b ca 1557

†† d 18 Feb 1626/27

†† m

31 Eleanor Gifford

†† b

†† bur 9 Apr 1635, Tong

 

 

Sources

 

George Edward Cokayne, The Complete Peerage, new edition, ed. Vicary Gibbs et al. (London, 1910-59; Stroud, 1998)

George Edward Cokayne, The Complete Baronetage (Exeter, 1900-09)

The History of Parliament††††††††††††

The Dictionary of National Biography

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Reed Browning, The Duke of Newcastle (New Haven and London, 1975)

John Venn and John Archibald Venn, eds, Alumni Cantabrigienses (Cambridge, 1922-54)

Alexander Jacob, A Complete English Peerage (London, 1766-69)

George Baker, The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton (London, 1822-41)

Clements R. Markham, The Fighting Veres (London, 1888)

Richard K. Evans, The Ancestry of Diana, Princess of Wales (Boston, 2007)

Edwin H.W. Dunkin, ed., Calendar of Sussex Marriage Licences (Lewes, 1902)

John T. Godfrey, Notes on the Churches of Nottinghamshire: Hundred of Bingham (London, 1907)

Will of Thomas Harris, dioceses of Lichfield and Coventry (online at www.findmypast.co.uk)

St Martin, Ludgate, London, parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com)

St Giles in the Fields parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com)

Penshurst parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk)

Tong parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk)

Petworth parish registers (www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D47Q-HC7)

Nottinghamshire Burial Index (online at www.findmypast.co.uk)

 

Notes

 

Prince Charles is descended from 6 and 7, and from 10 and 11.