John Edensor Heathcote
He was born in Longton Hall, the son of Michael and Rachel Heathcote. He married in 1780 Anne Gresley (1755–1797) in Knypersley, Staffs, the daughter of Sir Nigel Gresley, 6th Baronet of Drakelow and Elizabeth Wynne.
He was knighted in 1784, the year in which he served as High Sheriff of Staffordshire.
He died in 1822, his estate passing to his son Richard Edensor Heathcote MP.
- The Borough of Stoke on Trent in the Commencement of the Reign of Queen Victoria John Ward (1848) p 562 (Google Books)
- The History of the County of Stafford, Volume 8 (1963) p 224. The History of Longton from British History Online
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