The History of the Hough family from London

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  • ID: I37313
  • Name: James Saunderson 1st Earl of CASTLETON
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1667 in Sandbeck, West Riding, Yorkshire
  • Death: 23 MAY 1723
  • Note:
    He was educated in Laughton and at Magdalene College, Cambridge before being admitted at Gray's Inn in 1686. He held the offic of Vice-Admiral of Lincolnshire between 1705 and 1723. In 1714 he succeeded his father as 6th Viscount Castleton in the Irish peerage. Created Baron Saunderson of Saxby, Lincolnshire in 1714, he was made Viscount Castleton in the English peerage in 1716,
    and finally Earl Castleton of Sandbeck in 1720. Upon his death, his estates passed to his cousin Thomas Lumley (later 3rd Earl of Scarbrough), who thereupon took the additional surname of Saunderson, by Act of Parliament.
    Member of Parliament (Tory) for Newark 1698-1700 and 1701-10; Vice-Admiral of Lincolnshire 1705-23; suc. his father as 6th Viscount Castleton 27 May 1714.




    Father: George Saunderson 5th Viscount CASTLETON b: 12 OCT 1631 in Fillingham, Lincolnshire
    Mother: Grace BELASYSE b: 1635 in Coxwold, North Riding, Yorkshire
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