William Pierrepont, 4th Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull

William Pierrepont, 4th Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull (c. 1662 – 17 September 1690)[1] was a British peer and Member of Parliament.

Arms of Pierrepont: Argent semée of cinquefoils gules, a lion rampant sable

The second son of Robert Pierrepont of Thoresby Nottinghamshire and his wife Elizabeth Evelyn, Pierrepont was born on the Evelyn estate of West Dean, Wiltshire. He was educated at Trinity College, Oxford.

He inherited the Earldom of Kingston-upon-Hull in June 1682 from his elder brother Robert Pierrepont, 3rd Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull.

In 1689 and 1690 he acted as Colonel of a Regiment of Foot, Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire and Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Chief Justice in Eyre North of the Trent, and High Steward of Kingston-upon-Hull.

He died in 1690 of apoplexy at Holme Pierrepont, and was succeeded as 5th Earl by his younger brother Evelyn Pierrepont.

External linksEdit

  • [1] Biography of William Pierrepont, 4th Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull (c.1662-1690) - The University of Nottingham

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Legal offices
Preceded by Justice in Eyre
north of the Trent

1689–1690
Succeeded by
Honorary titles
Preceded by Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire
1689–1690
Vacant
Title next held by
The Duke of Devonshire
Custos Rotulorum of Nottinghamshire
1689–1690
Vacant
Title next held by
The 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire
1689–1690
Vacant
Title next held by
The Marquess of Carmarthen
Peerage of England
Preceded by Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull
1682–1690
Succeeded by