Heathcoat-Amory baronets

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The Heathcoat-Amory Baronetcy, of Knightshayes Court in Tiverton in the County of Devon, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created for John Heathcoat-Amory[1] on 21 March 1874. The businessman and Liberal politician was born John Amory, and was the maternal grandson of John Heathcoat and assumed by Royal licence the additional surname of Heathcoat. The title descended from father to son until the death of his grandson, the third Baronet, in 1972. He was succeeded by his younger brother, the fourth Baronet. He was a Conservative politician. In 1960, twelve years before he succeeded in the baronetcy, he was raised to the Peerage of the United Kingdom as Viscount Amory, of Tiverton in the County of Devon. Lord Amory was unmarried and on his death in 1981 the viscountcy became extinct. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his younger brother, William, the fifth Baronet. As of 2007 the title is held by the latter's eldest son, the sixth Baronet, who succeeded in 1982.

Heathcoat-Amory baronets, of Knightshayes Court (1874)[edit]

The heir apparent to the baronetcy is William Francis Heathcoat-Amory, eldest son of the 6th Baronet (born 1975)

Viscounts Amory (1960)[edit]

Extended family[edit]

Sons of Ludovic Heathcoat-Amory:


  1. ^ "Christ Church Memorial of Captain Ludovic Heathcoat-AMORY". chch.ox.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013.
  2. ^ Labourn, K. (2001). British political leaders: A biographical dictionary. Santa Barbara, CA: ABL-CIO, pp 165-166.
  3. ^ "Casualty Details | CWGC".
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  5. ^ "Casualty Details | CWGC".


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  • This page incorporates information from Leigh Rayment's Baronetage Page which has further dates on it, not shown above.