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Baptist Noel, 3rd Viscount Campden (1611–1682) was an English politician.[1] He was Lord Lieutenant of Rutland, Custos Rotulorum of Rutland and the Member of Parliament for Rutland.

He was born at Exton Hall, Rutland the son of Edward Noel, 2nd Viscount Campden. He succeeded to his titles on the death of his father in 1643. He was also Baron Noel of Ridlington and Baron Hicks of Ilmington.

He was elected as a knight of the shire for Rutland in the Long Parliament of 1640.

During the Civil War he was a military commander, rising to the level of brigadier-general.

He married four times:

He was succeeded by his eldest surviving son, Edward.[3]

On his death in 1682 he was buried in the church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton. His grave is marked by a fine marble tomb by Grinling Gibbons, dating from 1685, showing the Viscount with his fourth wife, Elizabeth Bertie, and carvings of his 19 children.[4]

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Paul Brewster  •  Link

Wheatley Notes: Baptist, third Viscount Campden, Lord Lieutenant of Rutlandshire. Died 1682. Campden House was built about 1612 by Sir Baptist Hicks, first Viscount Campden. The third Earl entertained Charles II here immediately after the Restoration. The house was burnt down March 23rd, 1862, and rebuilt soon afterwards.

Bill  •  Link

Baptist Noel, second Viscount Campden, Lord Lieutenant of Rutlandshire. Ob. [died] 1683. Campden House was occupied in 1846 as a Ladies' School, it contained some fine rooms, of which engravings have been made.
---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.

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Baptist Lord Viscount Campden, was as loyal as his father to King Charles I. having raised and maintained at his own costs, troop of horse, and a company of foot in the King's service, at his then garrison at Beaver; and paid to the sequestrators 9000l. composition for his estate, besides 150l. per ann. settled on the teachers of the times. After the restoration of King Charles II. he was made Lord-Lieutenant of the county of Rutland; and departing this life at Exton, was buried on the north-side of that church, where a noble monument is erected to his memory, the statues of his Lordship, and his last Lady, standing upright between a pedestal, &c. and on two tables of black marble, are the following inscriptions:
Here resteth Baptist Noel, Lord Viscount Campden, Baron of Ridlington and Ilmington, Lord-Lieutenant of the county of Rutland. His eminent loyalty to his two Sovereigns King Charles I. and II. his conjugal affection to four wives; his paternal indulgence to nineteen children; his hospitality and liberality to all that desired or deserved it, (notwithstanding inestimable losses in his estate, frequent imprisonments of his person, spoil and havock of several of his houses, besides the burning of that noble pile of Campden) have justly rendered him the admiration of his contemporaries, and the imitation of posterity. He left his life for the exchange and fruition of a better, the 29th day of October, in the LXXI. year of his age, anno domini M.DC.LXXXIII
---Peerage of England. A. Collins, 1756.

He [Sir Baptist Hicks] left no Heirs Male, whereupon this Manor [Campden] passed to Juliana his eldest Daughter, who marrying to Edward Lord Noel, he became Lord of it and dying in 1643, left it to Baptist Lord Noel, his Son and Heir who in right of his Mother was made Viscount Camden ...
---Magna Britannia. T. Cox, 1720.

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