FitzHerbert baronets

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FitzHerbert baronets
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CrestA dexter hand erect in an open gauntlet all Proper.
BlazonGules three lions rampant Or.
MottoUng Je Serviray (One Will I Serve) [1]
Tissington Hall, seat of the Tissington FitzHerberts since the 15th century

The FitzHerbert baronetcy, of Tissington in the County of Derby, is a title in the Baronetage of Great Britain. It was created on 22 January 1784 for William FitzHerbert, of Tissington Hall, Derbyshire.[2]

The FitzHerberts descend from a Norman knight, Herbert, whose son was known by the patronymic filius Herberti in Latin and fils de Herbert in Norman French. They are related to the FitzHerberts of Swynnerton Hall, Staffordshire (see Baron Stafford).[3][4]

In 1125, William Fitz-Herbert was granted the tenancy of Norbury Manor in Norbury, Derbyshire. Nicholas FitzHerbert and his son Ralph purchased it from the priory in 1444. The senior male line of the family held the manor until selling it in 1881.[5][6] The original charter from King Henry III of England in 1125 has survived.[4]

Alleyne, a younger brother of the first Baronet, was created Baron St Helens in 1791 (Peerage of Ireland) and in 1801 (Peerage of the United Kingdom).[3]

Successive baronets served as High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1815, 1865, 1866 and 1940.

Tissington Hall has been the family seat since the 15th century.

FitzHerbert baronets, of Tissington (1784)[edit]

The heir to the baronetcy is the present holder's son, Frederick David FitzHerbert (born 1995).[3]


  1. ^ Debrett's peerage, baronetage, knightage, and companionage. 1878.
  2. ^ "No. 12502". The London Gazette. 16 December 1783. p. 1.
  3. ^ a b c Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. pp. 1438–1441. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
  4. ^ a b Burke, Bernard (1898). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland. Harrison & sons. pp. 521–522. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  5. ^ Society, Derbyshire Archaeological (1885). Journal of the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. The Society. p. 221. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  6. ^ Emery, Anthony (1996). Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales, 1300-1500: Volume 2, East Anglia, Central England and Wales. Cambridge University Press. p. 426. ISBN 9780521581318. Retrieved 12 May 2018.