Capell,  Arthur 1st Earl of Essex

Capell, Arthur 1st Earl of Essex

Male 1631 - 1683  (52 years)

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  • Name Capell, Arthur 
    Suffix 1st Earl of Essex 
    Born 28 Jan 1631  Little Hadham Hertfordshire England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jul 1683  Tower of London England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cut his own throat
    Person ID I19775  GrangerMusgrave
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 

    Father Capell, Arthur 1st Baron Capell of Hadham,   b. 20 Feb 1603, Little Hadham, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1649  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Morrison, Elizabeth,   b. 26 Mar 1610, Watford Hertfordshire England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1660  (Age 49 years) 
    Family ID F18392  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Percy, Lady Elizabeth,   b. 1636, Petworth, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1717  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 19 May 1653  Petworth, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Capell, Lt.-Gen. Algernon 2nd Earl of Essex,   b. 28 Dec 1670, Maldon, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1710, Hertfordshire England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     2. Capell, Lady Anne de Vere,   b. 1675, Maldon, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1752, Watford Hertfordshire England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 10:52:12 
    Family ID F5838  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Arthur Capell
    Arthur Capell

  • Notes 
    • He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron Capell of Hadham co. Hertford [E. 1641] on 9 March 1648/49.
      He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire between 1660 and 1681.
      He was created 1st Viscount Malden co. Essex [England] on 20 April 1661.
      He was created 1st Earl of Essex [England] on 20 April 1661.
      He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire between 1668 and 1672.
      He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland between 1672 and 1677.
      He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) between January 1672 and 1680/81.
      He held the office of First Lord of Treasury between March 1679 and November 1679.
      In June 1683 he was accused of taking part in the Rye House Plot and imprisoned in the Tower of London.


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