Lewis Watson 1st Earl of Rockingham

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Born: 1655, 29th December.

Place of Birth: Rockingham Castle, Northamptonshire.

Died: 19th March 1724 at Rockingham Castle, Rockingham. Buried 1st April, Rockingham Church.

Parents: Edward Watson, 2nd Baron Rockingham and Anne Wentworth, daughter of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Stratford.

Marriages: Catherine Sondes, July 1677, daughter of George Sondes, 1st Earl of Faversham.

Children:  Edward 1686 1st Earl of Rockingham, George 1689, Arabella 1692, Mary 1695 and Margaret 1696.

Occupation: 1st Earl of Rockingham.

Notes: Lewis was Master of Buckhounds 1703 to 1705. Custos Rotulorum and Lieutenant of Kent 1705 to 1724. Vice Admiral of Kent in 1705. Deputy Warden of the Cinque Ports 1705 to 1708 and created Earl of Rockingham in 1714.