Heathcoat-Amory baronets

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The Heathcoat-Amory Baronetcy, of Knightshayes Court in Tiverton in the County of Devon, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created for John Heathcoat-Amory[1] on 21 March 1874. The businessman and Liberal politician was born John Amory, and was the maternal grandson of John Heathcoat and assumed by Royal license the additional surname of Amory. The title descended from father to son until the death of his grandson, the third Baronet, in 1972. He was succeeded by his younger brother, the fourth Baronet. He was a Conservative politician. In 1960, twelve years before he succeeded in the baronetcy, he was raised to the Peerage of the United Kingdom as Viscount Amory, of Tiverton in the County of Devon. Lord Amory was unmarried and on his death in 1981 the viscountcy became extinct. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his younger brother, William, the fifth Baronet. As of 2007 the title is held by the latter's eldest son, the sixth Baronet, who succeeded in 1982.

Other Descendants of Sir John Heathcoat-Amory, 1st Baronet[edit]

  • Ludovic Heathcoat-Amory (1881-1918), son of Sir John Heathcoat-Amory, was a Staff-Captain RA in the Army. Died from wounds received in action at Bayonvillers, France on 25 August 1918.[1]
    • Sons of Ludovic Heathcoat-Amory
    • Patrick Gerald Heathcoat-Amory born 1912 killed in El Alamein 1942
    • Michael Ludovic Heathcoat-Amory born 1914 killed in an aeroplane accident 1936
    • Edgar Fitzgerald Heathcoat-Amory born 1917 killed in Normandy 1944.
  • Roderick Heathcoat-Amory (1907–1998), youngest son of the second Baronet, was a Brigadier in the Army and was awarded the MC. His son is the Conservative politician David Heathcoat-Amory.[citation needed]

Heathcoat-Amory baronets, of Knightshayes Court (1874)[edit]

The heir apparent to the baronetcy is William Francis Heathcoat-Amory, eldest son of the 6th Baronet (born 1975)

Viscounts Amory (1960)[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Christ Church Memorial of Captain Ludovic Heathcoat-AMORY
  2. ^ Labourn, K. (2001). British political leaders: A biographical dictionary. Santa Barbara, CA: ABL-CIO, pp 165-166.

References[edit]

  • B. Cherry & Sir N. Pevsner (2003). Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, pp. 1853–4; Country Life, 18 July-1 August 1985; National Trust guidebook
  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]
  • Labourn, K. (2001). British political leaders: A biographical dictionary. Santa Barbara, CA: ABL-CIO, pp 165–166
  • Lundy, Darryl. "FAQ". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  • This page incorporates information from Leigh Rayment's Baronetage Page([self-published source][better source needed]) which has further dates on it, not shown above.