NOEL, Hon. Henry (1642-77), 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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27 Feb. - 20 Sept. 1677

Family and Education

bap. 23 Oct. 1642, 2nd s. of Baptist Noel, 3rd Visct. Campden by his 3rd w.; bro. of Hon. Edward Noel and half-bro. of Baptist Noel and John Noel. educ. Trinity Coll. Camb. 1660. m. 14 May 1671, Elizabeth (d. 11 Jan. 1681), da. and coh. of Sir William Wale, Vintner, of London and Wakerley, Northants., 1da. suc. uncle at North Luffenham 1643.1

Offices Held

Dep. lt. Rutland 1663-d.; commr. for assessment, Rutland 1663-d., Lincs. 1677-d., enclosures, Deeping fen 1665; freeman, Portsmouth 1668; j.p. Rutland 1669-d.2


Noel inherited North Luffenham, six miles from Stamford, from his uncle and namesake, a prominent Royalist who died in prison during the Civil War. At the Restoration he was one of the proposed knights of the Royal Oak, when his income was estimated at £1,000 p.a. He was returned in 1677 as court candidate for Stamford at a contested by-election, on which his father, the recorder, spent over £1,000, while Noel himself gave ‘a handsome fire-engine for the use of the town’. He was marked ‘thrice vile’ on Shaftesbury’s list, and died six months later on 20 Sept., probably without sitting on any committees in the Cavalier Parliament. His daughter married the son of Lord Burlington (Charles Boyle), but his estate was entailed on his half-brother Baptist.3

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Authors: Eveline Cruickshanks / Basil Duke Henning


  • 1. Misc. Gen. et Her. n.s. i. 417.
  • 2. CSP Dom. 1663-4, p. 378; R. East, Portsmouth Recs. 359.
  • 3. Rutland Mag. ii. 208; HMC 7th Rep. 493; CSP Dom. 1676-7, pp. 473, 491; F. Peck, Antiqs. of Stamford, i. 230; Vis. Rutland (Harl. Soc. lxxiii), 3.