The Earl of Buckinghamshire at the Society's 20th anniversary service in Great Hampden Church

The Ship Money monument at Prestwood

The Palace of Westminster in the 17th century

Pyrton Manor, home of John Hampden's first wife

The former Lord Williams's Grammar School, Thame

The Earl of Buckinghamshire at the 350th anniversary ceremony in Thame

St Mary Magdalene church, Great Hampden

Charles I tries to arrest the Five Members in the House of Commons

John Hampden's funeral in 1643

Arthur Goodwin, Hampden's lifelong friend
Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth. Reproduced by permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees.

The Great Hall at Hampden House

St Mary Magdalene church and Hampden House

Hampden's regiment marching through Thame

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  1. I have discovered that our Baldwin family line starts with Baldwin de Hampden , born in Bucks in 1010. Working in and around Parliament, John Hampden’s role is fascinating. What happened to him and the family after Restoration? The Baldwins of Dundridge sank to poverty in a few generations

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    • John Hampden the Patriot died of wounds received at the Battle of Chalgrove on 18th June 1643. His eldest son John had died in a skirmish at Chenies a few months earlier. His second son, Richard, became and MP and served as such after the Restoration. He was member of the group that encouraged William III to take the throne in the place of James II. His reward was to be made Chancellor of the Exchequer. The male line died out in the seventeenth century. Descendants through the female line continue down to the present day – styling themselves Hobart-Hampden. The present Earl of Buckinghamshire Miles Hobart Hampden is the patron of the John Hampden Society.

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