Baron Tollemache

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Baron Tollemache
Creation date 11 January 1876
Monarch Queen Victoria
Peerage Peerage of the United Kingdom
First holder John Tollemache
Present holder Timothy John Edward Tollemache
Remainder to heirs male of his body lawfully begotten
Helmingham Hall, the seat of the Tollemache family.

Baron Tollemache, of Helmingham Hall near Ipswich in the County of Suffolk, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

The title was created in 1876 for John Tollemache,[1] who had earlier represented Cheshire South and Cheshire West in the House of Commons as a Conservative. He was the son of Admiral of the Fleet John Halliday (who in 1821 assumed by Royal licence the surname and arms of Tollemache in lieu of Halliday), eldest son of Lady Jane Halliday, youngest daughter of Lionel Tollemache, 4th Earl of Dysart.

The first Baron was succeeded by his eldest son, the second Baron. He also sat as Conservative Member of Parliament for Cheshire West. On the death of his grandson, the third Baron, this line of the family failed, and the title passed to the late Baron's second cousin, the fourth Baron. He was the son of Major-General Edward Tollemache, son of the Hon. Hamilton James Tollemache, fourth son of the first Baron. As of 2013 the title is held by the fourth Baron's son, the fifth Baron, who succeeded in 1975. He is Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk since 2003. As a descendant of the fourth Earl of Dysart, Lord Tollemache is also in remainder to this peerage and its subsidiary title the lordship of Huntingtower.

The family surname and the title of the barony is pronounced /ˈtɒlmæʃ/ TOL-mash.

Barons Tollemache (1876)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's eldest son Hon. Edward John Hugh Tollemache (b. 1976).
The heir apparent's heir apparent is his son Ralph Timothy Jack Tollemache (b. 2010).[2]

Coat of arms[edit]

Arms of Baron Tollemache
Coat of arms of the Tollemache family
A coronet of a Baron
A Horse's Head erased Argent between two Wings Or pellety
Argent a Fret Sable
On either side a Stag guardant proper gorged with a Collar flory counterflory Or
Confido Conquiesco (I trust and am content)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 24283. pp. 99–99. 11 January 1876. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Tollemache baby". Retrieved 17 May 2012.  "Tollemache". The Telegraph. 16 September 2010.