Henry Capell, 1st Baron Capell of Tewkesbury

Henry Capell, 1st Baron Capell of Tewkesbury

Henry Capell, 1st Baron Capell of Tewkesbury KB, PC (6 March 1638 – 30 May 1696) was a seventeenth century English peer.

Born in Hadham Parva, Hertfordshire, he was the son of the 1st Baron Capell of Hadham and Elizabeth Morrison, and brother of the 1st Earl of Essex.

Invested as a Knight of the Order of the Bath on 23 April 1661, he was a member of the Irish Privy Council from April 1673 to March 1684 or 1685. Capell was also First Lord of the Admiralty between February 1679 to February 1681, and Lord of the Treasury and Member of Parliament for Cockermouth between 1689 and 1690. A member of the English Privy Council from 22 April 1679 to 31 January 1679 or 1980, he was invested again on 14 February 1688 or 1689. On 11 April 1692, he was enobled as Baron Capell of Tewkesbury, in the County of Gloucester. One year later he became Lord Justice of Ireland and in turn a Privy Councillor of Ireland in June 1693. In 1695 and 1696, Capell was finally Lord Deputy of Ireland. He died, aged 58 in Chapelizod, County Dublin and was buried on 8 September 1696 in Hadham, Hertfordshire.

On 16 February 1658 or 1659, he married Dorothy Bennet, daughter of Richard Bennet. Their marriage was childless and so his title became extinct with Capell's deaths.


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