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Sir Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham

Also Known As: "Henage"
Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Outwell, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Death: December 18, 1682 (56-64)
South Acre, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Ravenstone, Buckinhamshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Heneage Finch, MP, Speaker of the House of Commons and Frances Finch
Husband of Elizabeth Finch, Countess of Nottingham
Father of Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham; Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Aylesford and Margaret McCarthy
Brother of Francis Finch; Frances Finch and Clifton Finch
Half brother of John Finch; Anne Conway and Elizabeth Maddison

Occupation: Lord Chancellor, 1ST EARL OF NOTTINGHAM, Baron Finch of Daventry, Solicitor General, Attorney General, Knight
Managed by: Charles W Lewis, II
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About Sir Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham

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Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, PC (23 December 1621–1682), Lord Chancellor of England, was descended from the old family of Finch, many of whose members had attained high legal eminence, and was the eldest son of Sir Heneage Finch, recorder of London, by his first wife Frances Bell, daughter of Sir Edmond Bell of Beaupre Hall, Norfolk.

In the register of Oxford University he is entered as born in Kent, and probably his native place was Eastwell in that county. He was educated at Westminster and at Christ Church, Oxford, where he remained until he became a member of the Inner Temple in 1638. He was called to the bar in 1645, and soon obtained a lucrative practice.

He married Elizabeth Harvey, daughter of William Harvey, 30 July 1646.[1] He was a member of the Convention Parliament of April 1660, and shortly afterwards was appointed Solicitor General, being created a baronet the day after he was knighted. In May of the following year he was chosen to represent the University of Oxford in Parliament, and in 1665 the university created him a D.C.L. In 1670 he became Attorney General, and in 1675 Lord Chancellor. He was created Baron Finch in January 1673 and Earl of Nottingham in May 1681.

He died in Great Queen Street, London one year later, and was buried in the church of Ravenstone in Bucks. His son Daniel inherited his earldom, and would later also inherit the Earldom of Winchelsea.

His contemporaries of both sides of politics agree in their high estimate of his integrity, moderation and eloquence, while his abilities as a lawyer are sufficiently attested by the fact that he is still spoken of as the father of equity. His most important contribution to the statute book is The Statute of Frauds. While attorney-general he superintended the edition of Sir Henry Hobart's Reports (1671). He also published Several Speeches and Discourses in the Tryal of the Judges of King Charles 1. (1660); Speeches to both Houses of Parliament (1679); Speech at the Sentence of Viscount Stafford (1680). He left Chancery Reports in MS., and notes on Coke's Institutes.

References
  1. ^ G.E. Cockaigne, The Complete Peerage.

Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham M, #25303, b. 23 December 1621, d. 18 December 1682 Last Edited=7 Dec 2008 Henage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham by Sir Peter Lely, 1666 1

    Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham was born on 23 December 1621. He was the son of Sir Heneage Finch and Frances Bell. He married Elizabeth Harvey, daughter of William Harvey, on 30 July 1646. He died on 18 December 1682 at age 60.
    He was created 1st Earl of Nottingham in 1681.

Children of Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham and Elizabeth Harvey

   Daniel Finch, 7th Earl of Winchilsea+ b. 1647, d. 1730
   Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Aylesford+2 b. c 1649, d. 22 Jul 1719
   Elizabeth Finch+ b. 1650, d. 1675

Citations

   [S332] Artcyclopedia, online http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists. Hereinafter cited as Artcyclopedia.
   [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 364. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

Source: http://thepeerage.com/p2531.htm#i25303


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heneage_Finch,_1st_Earl_of_Nottingham

Eldest son of Sir Heneage Finch, Recorder of London, by his first wife Frances Bell, daughter of Sir Edmond Bell of Beaupre Hall, Norfolk.

In the register of Oxford University he is entered as born in Kent, and probably his native place was Eastwell in that county. He was educated at Westminster and at Christ Church, Oxford, where he remained until he became a member of the Inner Temple in 1638. He was called to the bar in 1645, and soon obtained a lucrative practice.

He married Elizabeth Harvey, daughter of William Harvey's younger brother Daniel, and his wife Elizabeth Kinnersley, on 30 July 1646 and they had three children, Daniel, Heneage and William.[1] In April 1660, he was elected Member of Parliament for Canterbury and Mitchell in the Convention Parliament and chose to sit for Canterbury.[2] Shortly afterwards was appointed Solicitor General, being created a baronet the day after he was knighted. In May 1661 he was elected MP for Oxford University in the Cavalier Parliament.[2] In 1665 the university created him a D.C.L. In 1670 he became Attorney General, and in 1675 Lord Chancellor. He was created Baron Finch in January 1673 and Earl of Nottingham in May 1681.

Offices Held

Commr. for militia, Mdx. Mar. 1660, assessment, oyer and terminer, Mdx. July 1660, Kent Aug. 1660-1, 1665-74, Mdx. Sept. 1660-74, Westminster 1665-74, Northants. 1673-4; bencher, I. Temple June 1660, treas. 1661-73, reader 1661; commr. for sewers, N. Kent Sept. 1660; freeman, Canterbury Oct. 1660; j.p. Kent, Mdx. and Northants. 1661-d.; commr. for loyal and indigent officers, Mdx., London and Westminster 1662; chamberlain, palatinate of Chester 1673-6; gov. of the Charterhouse 1674.

Solicitor-gen. June 1660-70; asst. R. Fishing Co. 1664; attorney-gen. 1670-3; chairman of ways and means 21 Feb.-14 Mar. 1673; ld. keeper 1673-5; PC 9 Nov. 1673-d.; ld. of admiralty 1673-5; PC [S] 1674, 1676; ld. chancellor 1675-d.1

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Sir Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham's Timeline

1621
December 23, 1621
Outwell, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
1647
July 2, 1647
Age 25
Kensington, Middlesex, England
1648
1648
Age 26
England
1649
1649
Age 27
1682
December 18, 1682
Age 60
South Acre, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
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Ravenstone, Buckinhamshire, England