Kirby Street, EC1N

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Named after the third Christopher Hatton (June 28, 1605 – July 4, 1670), who was created Baron Hatton of Kirby in Northamptonshire in 1643 by Charles I. Hatton was a prominent Royalist and a descendent of the Elizabethan politician, also Sir Christopher Hatton, from whom Hatton Garden gets it name. The third Sir Christopher trained for the law at Gray’s Inn and, acting as comptroller of the royal household, represented the king during the negotiations with the Parliamentarians at Uxbridge in 1645. Later he lived for some years in France with Charles II in exile but the expense meant that he was forced to sell Hatton House and the surrounding land. After the Restoration he was made a privy counsellor and governor of Guernsey. He died at Kirby, Northamptonshire on July 4, 1670, and was buried in Westminster Abbey.

 

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