Name: Baptist Noel
Suffix: 3rd Vct Campden
Death: 29 OCT 1682 in Exton, Rutland
Baptism: 13 OCT 1611 Brooke , Rutland
PCTS: Portrait on horse, at Exton in 1841? Not known of by the current (2009) Lady Campden.
MEM: Exton church, Rutland: life size effigy by Grinling Gibbons
CHIL: 19 plus other illegitimate
Note: 1 1 2|
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Title: Noel, Baptist d 1682
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Change Date: 28 JUL 2010
Served on the side of the King during the civil war.
1st (25 Dec 1632) Anne, d. of William Feilding, Earl of Denbigh (had Charles, Charles, Edward, all died young)
2nd (June 1636 or 38) Anne, d. of Sir Robert Lovett, Kt. (had a child (still-born)
3rd (21 Dec 1639) Hester, d. of Thomas, Lord Wotton
4th (6 July 1655) Elizabeth Bertie (d 1683, dau of Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey).
The most impressive of all the monuments in Exton church, Rutland, is that to Baptist, Viscount Campden, his four wives and his nineteen children.
It is the work of Grinling Gibbons - one of the few works carved in stone by one better known for his woodcarving.
[At Exton there is] a portrait of Baptist Noel, Viscount Campden, on a grey horse. During the civil wars of Charles the First's time, this nobleman burned his house to save it from falling into the hands of the king's enemies ; and this horse which was in the field, was, it appears, determined not to become the property of rebels, for he would not suffer himself to be caught by them, though they tried hard and long to do so. His noble owner was so charmed with the animal's loyalty that he had his portrait taken. The picture narrowly escaped destruction when Exton Hall was burned, the fire having stopped behind the wall against which it hung.
This same Lord Campden garrisoned Belvoir Castle for the king, against its owner the Earl of Rutland, and only gave it up when the royal cause was finally ruined ; and was, in consequence, very heavily mulcted by the parliament. The fine was at last removed by being made the dowry of Lady Dorothv Manners, on her marriage with the Earl of Gainsborough.
The monument to Baptist Noel, Third Viscount Campden (c.1612-1683). This formidable structure, squeezed in to a space too small to adequately display it, is of white and black marbles and shows the Viscount and his fourth wife, Elizabeth daughter of Montague Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey and his wife Martha.
The massive white marble base features a relief showing six of the children, two sons and four daughters along with his third wife Hester Wotton, flanked by inscription plates of black marble. The inscription on the left gives brief biographical information on Baptist, while that on the right gives the names of his children by his four wives.
Centrally placed on the base is a sarcophagus with a relief of nine children, three sons, three daughters, and three babies, along with his fourth wife Elizabeth, all surrounded by an oval wreath. Upon this is a pedestal surmounted by an urn and flanked by large standing statues of the Viscount and his fourth wife. On the pedestal is a black marble inscription plate recording that the monument was erected by order of Elizabeth and carried out by her third son, John Noel, in 1686.Flanking the figures are two large truncated pyramids on balled feet surmounted by wreathed urns of black marble and decorated with garlands and two oval wreaths depicting the remaining wives and children. That on the left shows his first wife, Ann Fielding, with three babies while that on the right shows his second wife, Ann Lovet, and one baby.
Father: Edward Noel b: 1582
Mother: Julian Hicks b: ABT 1581
Anne Lovett b: 1615-1619
Hester Wotton b: ABT 1616
21 DEC 1639
- Note: 3rd wife
- Edward Noel b: 1641
- Type: Web Site
Title: Stirnet Genealogy
Author: Patrick Barns-Graham
- Type: Book
Periodical: Home Sketches and Foreign Recollections
Author: Lady Chatterton