Francis Burdett (1743)

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Francis Burdett
Francis Bursett.jpg
Born 1743
bapt. Foremark, Derbyshire
Died 3 February 1794
Residence Foremarke Hall
Nationality English
Spouse(s) Eleanor Jones
Children Sir Francis Burdett and William Jones Burdett
Parent(s) Sir Robert Burdett, 4th Baronet

Francis Burdett (1743–1794) was a member of the Burdett Family of Bramcote which had a lineage of Baronetcy. He failed to inherit the hereditary baronetcy, as he died in 1794, before his father did, in 1797. Thus he was only the son and father of two Bramcote Burdett baronets. He is the subject of two notable paintings.


Burdett by Francis Cotes in 1764.

Burdett was born in 1743[1] and baptised at Foremark, a hamlet near his families ancestral home of Foremarke Hall. He was the son of Sir Robert Burdett, 4th Baronet and his first wife. His mother Elizabeth died when he was young on 24 August 1747 and his father married again. When Burdett came of age his father was having the ancestral home of Foremarke Hall remodelled.

Burdett was the brother in law of Francis Mundy and a member of the private Markeaton Hunt. In 1762–3 Mundy commissioned a set of six portraits. Each of the subjects was in the distinctive dress of the Markeaton Hunt, consisting of a blue coat over a scarlet waistcoat and yellow breeches. These paintings hung at Mundy's ancestral home, Markeaton Hall.[2] Only a year or so later there was another portrait by Francis Cotes.

Burdett married Eleanor Jones on 30 December 1766. His children were Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt. on 25 January 1770 and William Jones Burdett, who was born ca. 1772. William died on 2 October 1840 after fathering the 6th Baronet.[3]

Foremarke Hall drawn by G. Shepherd, engraved by W. Angus. 1805

See also[edit]


  1. ^ A View of the Present State of Derbyshire, James Pilkington, 1789, accessed 14 June 2008
  2. ^ Markeaton Portrait[permanent dead link], David Moore-Gwyn,, accessed 7 June 2008
  3. ^