PIERREPONT, Francis (1662-c.93), of Nottingham.
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J.p. Notts. 1689-d., dep. lt. 1689-d.; commr. for assessment Lincs. and Nottingham 1689, Notts. 1689-90.
Although described in 1683 by his high Tory kinsman, the 2nd Duke of Newcastle (Henry Cavendish), as an ‘honest gentleman’, Pierrepont doubtless imbibed Whig principles from his father. He was defeated by the court candidates at Nottingham in 1685, but successful four years later. His record in the Convention cannot be distinguished from that of his cousin Evelyn Pierrepont, and he is not listed as supporting the disabling clause in the bill to restore corporations. He was presumably dead by 7 Sept. 1694, when he was replaced on the lieutenancy by his brother and heir, William, who sat for Nottingham from 1695 till his death in 1706.2