Manuscripts and Special Collections

Biography of William Pierrepont, Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull (1692-1713)

William was the only son of Evelyn Pierrepont, 5th Earl and 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull. He was styled Viscount Newark until 1706, and thereafter Earl of Kingston. He died of smallpox, aged 20, in July 1713.


In 1711 he married Rachel Baynton (1695-1722), legal daughter of Thomas Baynton of Little Charfield, Wiltshire, but biological daughter and heiress of John Hall of Bradford, Wiltshire, and had:

  • Evelyn (1711-1773), later 2nd Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull
  • Frances, m Philip Medows

Archive Collections

  • Title deeds and estate papers relating to the Earls are held at The British Library (Egerton Charters 2301-8836; Egerton MSS 3516-3660)

Published Sources

  • There are no notable published works concerning the Earl

Manuscripts and Special Collections

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