Paston-Bedingfeld baronets

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Oxburgh Hall

The Bedingfeld, later Paston-Bedingfeld Baronetcy, of Oxburgh in the County of Norfolk, is a title in the Baronetage of England. It was created on 2 January 1660 for Henry Bedingfeld, a cavalier, in recompense for his losses in the Royalist cause during the Civil War, when he fought as a Captain in King Charles 1st's armies, and Interregnum years, computed at £47,194 18s 8d, or well over £3,150,000 in later-1990s terms. The Bedingfelds are said to descend from 'Ogerlis', a Norman, who, in 1100, held land at Bedingfield, Suffolk. His descendant, Edmund Bedingfeld, married Margaret (died 1446), daughter and heiress of Sir Robert Tuddenham (and sister and co-heir of her brother Sir Thomas Tuddenham, executed in 1462), bringing to her husband estates including the manor of Oxburgh, near Swaffham, Norfolk. The sixth Baronet married Margaret Anne, daughter and heiress of Edward Paston. In 1830 he assumed by Royal licence the additional surname of Paston. The eighth Baronet was a Major in the 3rd Battalion of the Liverpool Regiment, and served in the Second Boer War. The present Baronet is a co-heir to the ancient barony of Grandison, which has been in abeyance since 1375. Henry Paston-Bedingfeld, the noted officer of arms, is the 10th baronet.

The family seat is Oxburgh Hall, King's Lynn, Norfolk, now administered by the National Trust.

Bedingfeld, later Paston-Bedingfeld baronets, of Oxburgh (1660)[edit]

Quarterly Bedingfeld & Paston




  • Whitaker's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage, and Companionage for 1935, London, p. 140 
  • Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed, and Official Classes, London, 1943, pp. 222, 238 
  • Mosley, Charles (1999). Burke's Peerage and Baronetage (106th ed.). Crans, Switzerland. pp. 2199–2200. ISBN 1-57958-083-1. 
  • Kidd, Charles; Williamson, David (1990). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage. New York: St Martin's Press. 

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