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The title Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull was created in the Peerage of Great Britain in 1715 for the 1st Marquess of Dorchester of the second creation, and became extinct on the death of the 2nd Duke in 1773.

The seat of the Pierrepont family had been at Holme Pierrepont Hall. Nottinghamshire since the 13th century. Several members of the family had served in the 15th and 16th centuries as High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.[1]

The 1st Duke's great-grandfather, Sir Robert Pierrepont, had been created Viscount Newark and Baron Pierrepont, of Holme Pierrepont in the County of Nottingham, in 1627 and Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull in 1628. His son, the 2nd Earl, was created Marquess of Dorchester in 1645, but he died without heirs and the Marquessate became extinct. The Earldom was then held by three brothers, grandsons of the second son of the 1st Earl, who were successively 3rd, 4th and 5th Earls. The 5th Earl was created Marquess of Dorchester in 1706 before being raised to the Dukedom in 1715. All the titles except the Dukedom were in the Peerage of England. All were extinct in 1773.

The estates of the Dukes of Kingston-upon-Hull were eventually inherited by Charles Medows, a great-grandson of the 1st Duke through the female line, who changed his surname to Pierrepont and was created Viscount Newark and Baron Pierrepont in 1796 and Earl Manvers in 1806. Those titles became extinct on the death of the 6th Earl in 1955.

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Earls of Kingston-upon-Hull (1628)

Marquesses of Dorchester (1645)

Earls of Kingston-upon-Hull (1628) Reverted

Dukes of Kingston-upon-Hull (1715)

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References

  1. ^ The History and Gazetteer of the County of Derby Vol 1 (1831) Stephen Glover. Appendix p 10 Edward IV. Google Books
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