Finch, Moyle, Sir (1550 -1614)
Sir Moyle Finch was the second, but eldest surviving, son of Sir Thomas Finch, of Eastwell in Kent and of the Moat near Canterbury, and Catherine, elder daughter and coheir of Sir Thomas Moyle, of Eastwell, in Kent. He succeeded his father in 1563, was admitted to Gray's Inn in 1568, elected to Parliament for Weymouth 1572 1583, for Kent 1593, and for Winchilsea in 1601. He was knighted in 1585., and created a baronet in 1611. He was Deputy Treasurer to the Defence Forces at Tilbury in 1588, and Colonel of a Regiment of Foot the same year, Steward of the lands of the Duchy of Lancaster in Kent in 1591, and Ranger of Waltham Forest in Essex, Justice of the Peace for Kent and Sussex from about 1583, Sheriff of Kent 1596 1597 and 1606 1607, and Chief Steward of the lands of St Augustine's Priory, Canterbury in 1603. He married, about 1573, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Sir Thomas Heneage, of Copt Hall in Essex, Vice Chamberlain to Elizabeth I. After his death she was created Viscountess Maidstone in 1623 and Countess of Winchilsea in 1628 with remainder to her heirs male.