Fleetwood baronets

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There have been two baronetcies created for members of the Fleetwood family, an old Lancashire family, one in the Baronetage of England and one in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. Both creations are extinct.

The Fleetwood Baronetcy, of Caldwich in the County of Stafford, was created in the Baronetage of England by James I on 19 June 1611 for Richard Fleetwood, a direct descendant of William Fleetwood of Hesketh, Lancashire. He was High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1614 and built the Grade I listed Wootton Lodge at Ellastone[1] The title became extinct on the death of the sixth Baronet in 1780.[2]

The Fleetwood Baronetcy, of Rossall Hall in the County of Lancaster, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom in 1838 for Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood, of Rossall Hall, a politician and landowner. He was a descendant of the youngest son of William Fleetwood of Hesketh through the female line, a grandson of Margaret Fleetwood, heiress of Rossall who married Roger Hesketh in 1733. Following his inheritance of the Rossall estate he assumed the additional surname of Fleetwood in 1831. He gave the name to the town of Fleetwood which he developed. The title became extinct on the death of his son, the second Baronet, in 1881.

Fleetwood baronets, of Caldwick (1611)[edit]

  • Sir Richard Fleetwood, 1st Baronet (died 1649)
  • Sir Thomas Fleetwood, 2nd Baronet (1609–1670)
  • Sir Richard Fleetwood, 3rd Baronet (1628–1700)[3]
  • Sir Thomas Fleetwood, 4th Baronet (died 1739)
  • Sir John Fleetwood, 5th Baronet (died 1741)
  • Sir Thomas Fleetwood, 6th Baronet (1741–1780)

Hesketh-Fleetwood baronets, of Rossall Hall (1838)[edit]

Other notable members of the Fleetwood family[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g The Baronetage of England Vol I. Rev. William Betham (1801). pp120-123 Google Books
  2. ^ George Edward Cokayne Complete Baronetage Volume 1 1900
  3. ^ "Townships – Walton-le-Dale | A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 6 (pp. 289–300)". British-history.ac.uk. 1906-02-24. Retrieved 2014-01-06.
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Worsley baronets
Fleetwood baronets
29 June 1611
Succeeded by
Spencer baronets