De Hoghton baronets

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The Hoghton or Houghton, later Bold-Hoghton, later de Hoghton Baronetcy, of Hoghton Tower in the County of Lancashire, is a title in the Baronetage of England. It was created on 22 May 1611 for Richard Hoghton, Member of Parliament for Lancashire. The Hoghton family had been landowners in Lancashire since the reign of King Stephen and had been Knights of the Shire for Lancashire since the 14th century. The second Baronet represented Clitheroe and Lancashire in the House of Commons and was a Royalist leader during the Civil War. The third and fourth Baronets both sat as Members of Parliament for Lancashire. The fifth Baronet was Member of Parliament for Preston and East Looe while the sixth and seventh Baronets represented Preston. The eighth Baronet assumed the additional surname of Bold. The ninth Baronet resumed in 1862 by Royal licence the ancient family surname of de Hoghton.[1][2]

The family surname is pronounced "de Horton". The family seat is Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Preston, Lancashire.

Hoghton, later Bold-Hoghton, later de Hoghton baronets, of Hoghton Tower (1611)[edit]


  1. ^ Cokayne 1900, pp. 10–12.
  2. ^ Betham 1801, pp. 38–40.
  3. ^ a b Cokayne 1900, p. 10.
  4. ^ Cokayne 1900, p. 10-11.
  5. ^ a b c d e Cokayne 1900, p. 11.
  6. ^ Cokayne 1900, pp. 11–12.
  7. ^ a b Cokayne 1900, p. 12.
  8. ^ a b c Leigh Rayment's list of baronets – Baronetcies beginning with "D" (part 1 )


  • Betham, William (1801), The Baronetage of England: Or The History of the English Baronets, and Such Baronets of Scotland, as are of English Families; with Genealogical Tables, and Engravings of Their Coats of Arms, 1, Burrell and Bransby, pp. 38–40 
  • Cokayne, George Edward, ed. (1900), Complete Baronetage 1611–1625, 1, Exeter: William Pollard and Co, pp. 10–12 
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Pelham baronets
De Hoghton baronets

22 May 1611
Succeeded by
Hobart baronets