Document ReferenceNe D 92
TitleAttested copy of the will of John Holles, 3rd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; 29 Aug. 1707
Date29 August 1707
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionTestator: John Holles, 3rd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Gives Orton House and messuages, farms and lands in Orton, Huntingdonshire to Margaret, his wife in fee; bequeaths to his daughter, Henrietta Holles, all of his property in Staffordshire, Yorkshire and Northumberland, except those in Yorkshire which were of his own purchasing; all other property willed to his nephew, Thomas; the remainder to his first son and other sons in tail male; remainder to Henry Pelham; remainder to William Vane [later Lord Vane] and his sons in tail male; remainder to Gilbert Vane [later Lord Barnard] and his sons in tail male; final remainder to the testator's right heirs for ever.

Will includes the proviso that whoever takes the honours will assume the surname of Holles; also gives to his wife the use of all his gold and silver plate for life; after her death it passes to whoever is possessed of the honours devised to Thomas Pelham; also gives his leasehold estate, Pontefract Park, Yorkshire to Robert Monkton; further small bequests including £1,000 each to his sisters, Henry, Lord Herbert, Henry Paget and so on; requests that he be buried in the vault of St Peter's, Westminster and that a monument be erected there not exceeding £2,000 in value.

Executors: Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle, Thomas, Lord Pelham and Henry Paget.
Termlegal business, wills, 3rd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne 1707
legal business, wills, bequests
family business, Holles family 18th century
estate business, Huntingdonshire
estate business, Yorkshire
estate business, Staffordshire
estate business, Northumberland

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA592Holles; Margaret (1661-1716); Duchess of Newcastle upon Tyne; née Cavendish; dau. of 2nd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; m 3rd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne 16901661-1716
NA23579Pelham; Thomas (c.1653-1712); 1st Baron Pelham; styled 4th Baronet 1703-1706c.1653-1712
NA15012Paget; Henry (c.1663-1743); 1st Earl of Uxbridge; succ. 1713; also cr. Baron Burton 1712c.1663-1743
NA44362Monckton; Robert (fl 1707); bequeaths Pontefract Park Yorkshire under the will of the 3rd Duke of Newcastle upon Tynefl 1707
NA487Holles; Thomas Pelham- (1693-1768); 1st Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; also 4th Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; cr. 17561693-1768
NA39451Vane; William (c.1680-1734); 1st Viscount Vane; cr. viscount in Irish peerage 1720; also Baron Vane of Dungannon; MP for co. Durhamc.1680-1734
NA28985Vane; Gilbert (1678-1753); 2nd Baron Barnard1678-1753
NA488Holles; John (1662-1711); 3rd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; cr. Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne 1694, 1st Duke of second creation; also 4th Earl of Clare1662-1711
NA1048Harley; Henrietta Cavendish (1694-1755); Countess of Oxford and Mortimer; née Lady Henrietta Cavendish Holles wife of the 2nd Earl of Oxford1694-1755
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