Hatton, Christopher, Baron Hatton, of Kirby (1605 -1670)
Sir Christopher Hatton was the eldest surviving son of Sir Christopher Hatton of Kirby, cousin of the Lord Chancellor, and Alice, daughter of Thomas Fanshawe, of Ware Park. He succeeded his father 10 September 1619. He was admitted a student of Gray's Inn in 1620. He was elected Member of Parliament for Peterborough 1625, for Clitheroe March to June 1626, and was made a Knight of the Bath at the coronation of Charles I in 1626. He married, 8 May 1630, Elizabeth, eldest daughter and coheir of Sir Charles Montagu of Boughton. He was Steward of Higham Ferrars 1636, and Member of Parliament for Higham Ferrars 1640 1642, and when disabled he joined the King at Oxford. He was Comptroller of the Household 1643 1646. He was created Baron Hatton of Kirby in Northamptonshire 29 June 1643, and was joint Commissioner for the King at the Uxbridge Conference in 1645. During the Commonwealth he lived in France, and at the Restoration he was made Governor of Jersey and of Castle Cornet 1660 1670. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society 20 May 1663. The title became extinct on the death of the 3rd Viscount and 4th Baron on 30 December 1762.