CAPELL, Henry II (1579-1622), of Little Hadham, Herts.; later of Rayne, Essex.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

bap. 3 May 1579, 1st s. of Sir Arthur Capell (d.1632) of Rayne, Essex and Hadham, Herts. by his 1st w. Margaret, da. of Lord John Grey of Pirgo. Gd.-s. of Henry Capell I. m. (1) 11 Aug. 1600, Theodosia, da. of (Sir) Edward Montagu I of Boughton, Northants., 2s. 4da.; (2) Dorothy (d.1651), da. of John Aldersey of Aldersey, Cheshire and of London, wid. of Sir Thomas Hoskins of Oxted, Surr., 1s. 3da. Kntd. 1603.

Offices Held

J.p. Essex by 1622.


Capell’s return for Boston is explained by an entry in the minute book of the corporation under 1 Oct. 1601:

Henry Capell, at the suit of Mr. Roger Manners [I] esquire, is elected ... upon condition that he shall come to be made a freeman of the borough before Friday next.

This condition was fulfilled on 9 Oct. Capell’s father, a friend of Sir Robert Cecil, was an executor of Manners’s will in 1607.

Capell died intestate and v.p. at Little Hadham on 29 Apr. 1622 and was buried at Rayne. He left as his heir a son Arthur, aged 18. Administration of his goods was granted to his widow on 8 May 1622.

Vis. Essex (Harl. Soc. xiii), 171; Vis. Northants. (Harl. Soc. lxxxvii), 137; Vis. Cheshire (Harl. Soc. lix), 5; Chauncy, Herts. i. 313; D. Warrand, Herts. Fams. 92-3, 107; APC, July 1621-May 1623, p. 156; Boston corp. min. bks. 1, f. 379a; PCC 95 Hudleston; VCH Herts. iv. 52; C142/396/148.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: J.E.M.