Needham Family

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Famous Needham's

Charles Needham

Charles was the 4th Viscount of Kilmorey (d 1660) and was the second son of Robert (d 1653), he 2nd viscount by his second wife Eleanor, daughter of Thomas Dutton of Dutton, Cheshire. He succeeded to the title in January 1657non the death of his brother Robert, 3rd viscount who died without issue. Three years earlier Robert had previously surrendered to Charles his interest in the family estate at Shavington, Shropshire.

Charles was a staunch royalist and the estates he owned suffered in consequence by sequestration and otherwise. In August 1659 he joined Sir George Booth and the Earl of Derby in an attempt to restore Charles to the throne. They were defeated by General Lambert and Charles was taken prisoner to London where he died suddenly the following year.

He married in Feb. 1654 Bridget, the eldest daughter of Sir William Drury of Drury House, London and Beesthorpe, Norfolk. They had five sons : Charles, who died in infancy, Robert and Thomas, who succeeded to the family honours as 5h and 6th viscounts respectively. His widow remarried Sir John Shaw. Charles's descendant Francis Jack Needham became the 12th viscount Kilmorey.

Source

1.1. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography , Oxford University Press, 2004; http://interactive.ancestry.co.uk/1981/31205_Vol14-00174/301?backurl=http://person.ancestry.co.uk/tree/69798268/person/46207627651/facts/citation/321733112739/edit/record

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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