Playters baronets

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The Playters Baronetcy, of Sotterley in the County of Suffolk, was a title in the Baronetage of England. It was created on 13 August 1623 for Thomas Playters and was one of the last baronetcies created by King James I.[1] The second Baronet was Vice-Admiral of Suffolk between 1640 and 1649.[2] The fifth Baronet served as High Sheriff of Suffolk in 1728. The title became extinct on the death of the eighth Baronet in 1832.[1]

The family seat was Sotterley Hall until its sale in 1744.[2][3] at which point an estate was purchased at Yelverton in Norfolk.[2]

Playters baronets, of Sotterley (1623)[edit]

  • Sir Thomas Playters, 1st Baronet (died 1638)
  • Sir William Playters, 2nd Baronet (1590–1668)
  • Sir Lyonel Playters, 3rd Baronet (1605–1679)
  • Sir John Playters, 4th Baronet (1636–1721)
  • Sir John Playters, 5th Baronet (1680–1768)
  • Sir John Playters, 6th Baronet (1742–1791)
  • Sir Charles Playters, 7th Baronet (died 1806)
  • Sir William John Playters, 8th Baronet (died 1832)


  1. ^ a b George Edward Cokayne Complete Baronetage, Volume 1 1900
  2. ^ a b c Suckling, A. (1846) 'Sotterley', The History and Antiquities of the County of Suffolk; Volume 1 pp. 81–96 (available online). Retrieved 2011-04-06.
  3. ^ Page, A. (1844) Topographical and Genealogical History of the County of Suffolk (available online). Retrieved 2011-04-06.