|This article needs additional citations for verification. (February 2013) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
There have been three baronetcies created for persons with the surname Bellingham, one in the Baronetage of England, one in the Baronetage of Ireland and one in the Baronetage of Great Britain. As of 2014 one creation is extant.
The Bellingham Baronetcy, of Hilsington in the County of Westmorland, was created in the Baronetage of England on 30 May 1620 for Henry Bellingham, Member of Parliament for Westmorland. He was succeeded by his son, the second Baronet, who also sat as Member of Parliament for Westmorland. On his death in 1650 the baronetcy became extinct.
The Bellingham Baronetcy, of Dubber in the County of Dublin, was created in the Baronetage of Ireland on 18 March 1667 for Daniel Bellingham, Deputy Receiver-General and Vice-Treasurer of Ireland and Lord Mayor of Dublin. He was succeeded by his son, the second Baronet. He was Sheriff of County Dublin in 1684. He was childless and on his death in 1699 the title became extinct.
The Bellingham Baronetcy, of Castle Bellingham, in the County of Louth, was created in the Baronetage of Great Britain on 19 April 1796 for William Bellingham, Member of Parliament for Reigate and private secretary to William Pitt the Younger, with remainder to the heirs male of his father Colonel Alan Bellingham. He was a great-great-grandson of Henry Bellingham, younger brother of the first Baronet of the 1667 creation. Bellingham died childless and was succeeded according to the special remainder by his nephew, the second Baronet. He was the son of Alan Bellingham. The second Baronet was succeeded by his son, the third Baronet. He was Sheriff of County Louth in 1829. On his death the title passed to his son, the fourth Baronet. He was Member of Parliament for County Louth and Lord-Lieutenant of County Louth. He was succeeded by his son, the fifth Baronet. He was Brigadier-General in the British Army, a Senator of the Irish Free State and Lord-Lieutenant of County Louth. He died without male issue and was succeeded by his nephew, the sixth Baronet (the son of Captain Roger Charles Noel Bellingham, second son of the fourth Baronet). As of 2014 the title is held by his second son, the eighth Baronet, who succeeded his brother in 1999.
Two other members of the family may also be mentioned. Alice Sophie, daughter of the third Baronet, was the wife of Sir Victor Brooke, 3rd Baronet. She was the mother of Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, and the grandmother of Sir Basil Brooke, 1st Viscount Brookeborough. The Conservative politician Henry Bellingham is the great-great-great-grandson of John Bellingham, younger brother of the second Baronet, and is consequently in special remainder to the baronetcy.
The family surname is pronounced "Bellinjum". This is dependent on what part of the British Isles, some parts, particularly in Northumberland it is 'Bellinjum', most other areas pronounce the name 'Bellingham'.
Bellingham baronets, of Hilsington (1620–1650)
Bellingham baronets, of Dubber (1667–1699)
Bellingham baronets, of Castle Bellingham (1796)
- Sir William Bellingham, 1st Baronet (c. 1756–1826)
- Sir Alan Bellingham, 2nd Baronet (1776–1827)
- Sir Alan Edward Bellingham, 3rd Baronet (1800–1889)
- Sir (Alan) Henry Bellingham, 4th Baronet (1846–1921)
- Sir Edward Henry Charles Patrick Bellingham, 5th Baronet (1879–1956)
- Sir Roger Carroll Patrick Stephen Bellingham, 6th Baronet (1911–1973)
- Sir Noel Peter Roger Bellingham, 7th Baronet (1943–1999)
- Sir Anthony Edward Norman Bellingham, 8th Baronet (b.1947)
The heir apparent is the present holder's son William Alexander Noel Bellingham (b. 1991)
- George Edward Cokayne Complete Baronetage Volume 1 1900
- "No. 13877". The London Gazette. 22 March 1796. p. 2.