NOEL, Hon. Baptist (1658-90), of North Luffenham, Rutland.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Family and Education

b. 2 Nov. 1658, 2nd surv. s. of Baptist Noel, 3rd Visct. Campden, being 1st surv. s. by 4th w. Lady Elizabeth Bertie, da. of Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey; half-bro. of Edward Noel and Henry Noel and bro. of John Noel. m. 8 Jan. 1683, Susannah (bur. 18 Jan. 1713), da. and h. of Sir Thomas Fanshawe II of Jenkins, Barking, Essex, 1s. 3da. suc. half-bro. Henry 1677.1

Offices Held

Freeman, Portsmouth 1682; j.p. Rutland 1685-d., dep. lt. 1685-?87, j.p. and dep. lt. Leics. 1689-d., commr. for assessment, Rutland 1689.2


Noel was returned for Rutland as a Tory in 1685, and listed by Danby among the Opposition. An inactive Member of James II’s Parliament, he was appointed only to the committee of elections and privileges. He was probably removed from the lieutenancy with the rest of his family later in the reign. He is not known to have stood again after the Revolution, and was buried at Exton on 28 July 1690. His son succeeded Wriothesley Baptist Noel as 3rd Earl of Gainsborough two months later, and his grandson sat for the county as a Tory from 1734 till his death.

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Authors: Eveline Cruickshanks / Basil Duke Henning


  • 1. Vis. Rutland (Harl. Soc. lxxiii), 3; E. F. Noel, Letters and Recs. Noel Fam. chart 5.
  • 2. R. East, Portsmouth Recs. 366; CSP Dom. 1685, p. 73.