Gilbert Holles, 3rd Earl of Clare

Gilbert Holles, 3rd Earl of Clare (24 April 1633 – 16 January 1689) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660. He was styled Lord Haughton from 1637 until he succeeded to the title Earl of Clare in 1666.


Holles was the son of John Holles, 2nd Earl of Clare and Elizabeth Vere, daughter of Horace Vere, 1st Baron Vere of Tilbury. He travelled abroad in 1645. In April 1660, he was elected Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire in the Convention Parliament.[1]

Holles died in 1689 and was buried at Haughton.[1]


Holles married Grace Pierrepont, daughter of Hon. William Pierrepont and Elizabeth Harris, on 9 July 1655 in St Giles in the Fields Church, London, England. They had seven children:


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire
with William Pierrepont

Succeeded by
Anthony Eyre
Sir Gervase Clifton, Bt
Peerage of England
Preceded by
John Holles
Earl of Clare
Succeeded by
John Holles
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