Coote baronets

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Circle of William Dobson, Sir Charles Coote, 2nd Baronet ca. 1642, before he was ennobled as the 1st Earl of Mountrath
Ballyfin House, built by the 9th Baronet in the 1820s, now a luxury hotel

There have been two Baronetcies created for members of the Coote family, both in the Baronetage of Ireland. As of 2014 one creation is extant. The holders of the first creation also held the title of Earl of Mountrath between 1660 and 1802.

The Coote Baronetcy, of Castle Cuffe in the Queen's County, was created in the Baronetage of Ireland on 2 April 1621 for Charles Coote.[1] who had moved to Ireland as a soldier and become an administrator. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Charles, the second Baronet, who was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Coote, of Castle Cuffe in the Queen's County, Viscount Coote, of Castle Coote in the County of Roscommon, and Earl of Mountrath, in the Queen's County, on 6 September 1660.[2] The titles descended from father to son until the death of the first Earl's great-grandson, Charles, the fourth Earl, in 1715.[3] The latter's two brothers, Henry, the fifth Earl,[4] and Algernon, the sixth Earl,[5] both succeeded in the titles. The sixth Earl was succeeded by his son, Charles, the seventh Earl.[6] In 1800 Charles was created Baron Castle Coote, in the County of Roscommon, in the Peerage of Ireland, with remainder to his kinsman and namesake Charles Coote.[7]

The earldom, viscountcy and barony of Coote became extinct on the seventh Earl's death in 1802 as he left no legitimate male issue[6] while he was succeeded in the barony of Castle Coote according to the special remainder by the aforementioned Charles Coote, the second Baron (see Baron Castle Coote for further history of this title).[8] The Coote baronetcy was passed on to the late Earl's kinsman, Charles Coote, who became the ninth Baronet.[9] The latter was the great-great-great-grandson of Chidley Coote (died 1668),[10] younger son of Sir Charles Coote, 1st Baronet, and younger brother of the first Earl of Mountrath (the ninth Baronet was also the first cousin once removed of the second Baron Castle Coote). Two of the ninth Baronet's sons, Charles, the tenth Baronet,[11] and Algernon, the eleventh Baronet,[12] who was Sheriff of Queen's County in 1897, succeeded in the title. As of 2016 the title is held by the Algernon's great-great-great-grandson, the sixteenth Baronet, with the baronetcy having descended from father to son.[13]

The family seat was Ballyfin House, near Mountrath, County Laois.

The Coote Baronetcy, of Donnybrooke in the County of Dublin, was created in the Baronetage of Ireland on 18 May 1774 for Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Bellomont, with remainder to his illegitimate son Charles Coote.[14] Lord Bellomont was the great-grandson of Richard Coote, 1st Baron Coote,[15] younger son of Sir Charles Coote, 1st Baronet, of Castle Cuffe (see above and also Earl of Bellomont for earlier history of this branch of the Coote family). On his death in 1800 the earldom and barony of Coote became extinct while he was succeeded in the baronetcy according to the special remainder by his illegitimate son, the aforementioned Charles, the second Baronet.[16] The baronetcy became extinct on the death of the second Baronet's grandson, Charles, the fourth Baronet, in 1920 (the title having descended from father to son).[17]

Several other members of the Coote family may also be mentioned. Sir Eyre Coote, great-uncle of the ninth Baronet, was a soldier.[18] Robert Coote, younger son of the ninth Baronet, was an admiral in the Royal Navy.[19] His son Stanley Victor Coote (1862–1925) was High Sheriff of Roscommon in 1900.[20] John Oldham Coote (1921–1993), grandson of Cecil Henry Coote, younger son of the eleventh Baronet, was a captain in the Royal Navy.[21] The Right Reverend Roderic Coote, son of Commander Bernard Trotter Coote, younger son of the twelfth Baronet, was Bishop of Gambia and the Rio Pongas, Bishop of Fulham, and finally of Colchester.[22]


Coote baronets, of Castle Cuffe (1621)[edit]

Earls of Mountrath (1660)[edit]

Charles Jervas, Charles Coote, 4th Earl of Mountrath, ca. 1710

Coote baronets, of Castle Cuffe (1621; Reverted)[edit]

John Hoppner, Sir Charles Henry Coote, 9th Baronet, ca. 1803

The heir apparent is the present holder's only son Rory Alasdair Coote (born 1987).

Coote baronets, of Donnybrooke (1774)[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 26 § 253 Sir Charles Coote, 1st Bt.". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  2. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 12957 § 129565 Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Mountrath". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  3. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 25224 § 252236 Charles Coote, 4th Earl of Mountrath". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  4. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 25224 § 252237 Harry Coote, 5th Earl of Mountrath". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  5. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 2780 § 27799 Algernon Coote, 6th Earl of Mountrath". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  6. ^ a b Lundy, Darryl. "Charles Henry Coote, 7th Earl of Mountrath". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  7. ^ "no. 15281". The London Gazette. 2 August 1800. p. 889. 
  8. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 20839 § 208388 Charles Henry Coote, 2nd Baron Castle Coote". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  9. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 25243 § 252426 Sir Charles Henry Coote, 9th Bt.". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  10. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 15340 § 153392 Chidley Coote". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  11. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 25249 § 252486 Sir Charles Henry Coote, 10th Bt.". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  12. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 25249 § 252489 Rev. Sir Algernon Coote, 11th Bt.". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  13. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 25222 § 252216 Sir Christopher John Coote, 15th Bt.". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  14. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 5841 § 58403 Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Bellomont". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  15. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 12954 § 129532 Richard Coote, 1st Lord Coote, Baron of Coloony". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  16. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 12957 § 129564 Sir Charles Coote, 2nd Bt.". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  17. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 25242 § 252411 Sir Charles Algernon Coote, 4th Bt.". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  18. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 25235 § 252346 Lt.-Col. Sir Eyre Coote". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  19. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 25249 § 252490 Admiral Robert Coote". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  20. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 25250 § 252493 Stanley Victor Coote". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  21. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 25260 § 252600 Captain John Oldham Coote". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  22. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 25273 § 252723 Rt. Rev. Roderic Norman Coote". The Peerage. [unreliable source]