Gilbert Heathcote, 1st Baron Aveland

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Gilbert John Heathcote, 1st Baron Aveland (16 January 1795 – 6 September 1867), known as Sir Gilbert John Heathcote, 5th Baronet, from 1851 to 1856, was a British peer and Whig politician.

Background[edit]

Born at Normanton Hall, he was the eldest son of Sir Gilbert Heathcote, 4th Baronet and his first wife Katherine Sophia Manners, fourth daughter of John Manners.[1] Heathcote was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge[2] In 1851, he succeeded his father as baronet.[1]

Career[edit]

In 1820 he was elected to Parliament for Boston, a seat he held until 1830, and again from 1831 to 1832. He later represented Lincolnshire South from 1832 to 1841 and Rutland from 1841 to 1856. The latter year Heathcote was raised to the peerage as Baron Aveland, of Aveland in the County of Lincoln. Having been previously a Deputy Lieutenant for Lancashire and Rutland,[1] he later served as Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire from 1862 to 1867. Heathcote was appointed honorary colonel of the South Lincoln Militia in 1857.[1]

Family[edit]

He married Clementina Drummond-Willoughby, 24th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby, eldest daughter of Peter Drummond-Burrell, 22nd Baron Willoughby de Eresby, in 1827. Heathcote died in September 1867, aged 72, and was succeeded by his son Gilbert Henry Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, who later also succeeded his mother in the barony of Willoughby de Eresby in 1888 and was created Earl of Ancaster in 1892.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Dod, Robert P. (1860). The Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Whitaker and Co. pp. 97–98. 
  2. ^ "Heathcote, Gilbert John (HTCT814GJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Alexander Madocks
Peter Drummond-Burrell
Member of Parliament for Boston
18201830
With: Henry Ellis 1820–1821
William Augustus Johnson 1821–1826
Neil Malcolm 1826–1830
Succeeded by
Neil Malcolm
John Wilks
Preceded by
John Wilks
Neil Malcolm
Member of Parliament for Boston
18311832
With: John Wilks
Succeeded by
John Wilks
Benjamin Handley
New constituency Member of Parliament for Lincolnshire South
18321841
With: Henry Handley
Succeeded by
Christopher Turnor
John Trollope
Preceded by
Sir Gilbert Heathcote, Bt
Hon. Charles Noel
Member of Parliament for Rutland
1841–1856
With: Hon. William Dawnay 1841–1846
George Finch 1846–1847
Gerard James Noel 1847–1856
Succeeded by
Gerard Noel
Gilbert Heathcote
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Yarborough
Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire
1862–1867
Succeeded by
The Earl Brownlow
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Aveland
1856–1867
Succeeded by
Gilbert Henry Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Gilbert Heathcote
Baronet
(of London)
1851–1867
Succeeded by
Gilbert Henry Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby