Pole baronets

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There have been three baronetcies created for persons with the surname Pole, one in the Baronetage of England, one in the Baronetage of Great Britain and one in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. Two of the creations are extant as of 2008.

Pole of Shute House[edit]

Arms of Pole of Shute: Azure semée of fleur-de-lys or, a lion rampant argent[1]

The Pole, later de-la-Pole, later Reeve-de-la-Pole Baronetcy, of Shute House in the County of Devon, was created in the Baronetage of England on 12 September 1628 for John Pole (died 1658), Member of Parliament for Devon. It was created during the lifetime of his father,[2] the famous historian of Devon, Sir William Pole (d.1635), Knight, MP, of Colcombe Castle and Shute in Devon. The second Baronet was Member of Parliament for Honiton. The third Baronet represented Lyme Regis, Bossiney, Devon, East Looe and Newport in the House of Commons. The fourth Baronet was Member of Parliament for Newport, Camelford, Devon, Bossiney and Honiton. The sixth Baronet represented West Looe in Parliament. In 1790 he assumed the surname of de-la-Pole, which his successor discontinued. The eighth Baronet assumed in 1838 the surname of Reeve-de-la-Pole but later discontinued it. The tenth Baronet resumed the use of the surname of de-la-Pole. The eleventh Baronet was High Sheriff of Devon in 1917. The twelfth Baronet, who succeeded his kinsman in 1926, was the son of Lieutenant-General Sir Reginald Pole-Carew, eldest son of William Henry Pole-Carew, third son of the Right Honourable Reginald Pole-Carew, Member of Parliament for Lostwithiel (who assumed the additional surname of Carew), elder son of Reginald Pole, son of Reverend Carolus Pole, third son of the third Baronet, by his wife Sarah Rashleigh, daughter of Jonathan Rashleigh (1642–1702), of Menabilly, Cornwall, Sheriff of Cornwall in 1687 (of whom a portrait exists at Antony House), by his wife Jane Carew, daughter of Sir John Carew, 3rd Baronet (see Carew baronets). On his succession he assumed by deed poll the surname of Pole only in lieu of Pole-Carew. Pole was a Colonel in the Coldstream Guards, a member, chairman and Alderman of the Cornwall County Council and Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall. As of 2008 the title is held by his son, the thirteenth Baronet, who succeeded in 1993. He has been a member of the Cornwall County Council, was High Sheriff of Cornwall in 1980 and is a Deputy Lieutenant of the county. See also the Pole Baronetcy of the Navy below.

Pole of Wolverton[edit]

Arms of Pole Baronets of Wolverton, Hampshire: Argent, a chevron between three crescents gules a mullet for difference [3]

The Pole, later Van Notten-Pole Baronetcy, of Wolverton in the County of Southampton, was created in the Baronetage of Great Britain on 28 July 1791 for Charles Pole, a London merchant.[4] Born Charles Van Notten, he was the son of Charles Van Notten, a merchant, of Amsterdam and London, (who was a descendant of Charles Van-Notten, who was created Lord of Ath and Van der Notten by Emperor Charles V, only son of Henry Van Notten, who was ennobled by Emperor Maximilian I in 1499). He married in 1769, Millicent, daughter of Charles Pole, of Holcroft, a scion of an ancient family of Radbourne Hall, Derbyshire and in 1787 changed his surname to Pole. The baronetcy was created with remainder to the heirs male of his body, failing which to the heirs male of his daughter Susannah, wife of Isaac Minet (however, her male line is understood to have become extinct on the death of her son). His son, the second Baronet sat as Tory Member of Parliament for Yarmouth and sold Wolverton House to the Duke of Wellington in 1837. The third Baronet of Todenham House, Gloucestershire, was High Sheriff of Warwickshire in 1856. He assumed in 1853 by Royal licence the additional surname of Van Notten.[5] This line of the family failed on the death of the fourth Baronet in 1948. He was succeeded by the fifth Baronet, a descendant of General Edward Pole, fourth son of the second Baronet. He uses the surname of Pole only.

Pole of the Navy[edit]

The Pole Baronetcy, of the Navy, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 12 September 1801 for the naval commander Charles Pole.[6] He was the younger son of Reginald Pole, son of Reverend Carolus Pole, third son of the third Baronet of the 1628 creation (see above). He had two daughters but no sons and on his death in 1830 the baronetcy became extinct.

Pole baronets, of Shute House (1628)[edit]

Sir John Pole, 5th Baronet with his wife in 1755.

The heir apparent is the present holder's son, John Alexander George Carew Pole (born 1973).

Pole, later Van Notten-Pole baronets, of Wolverton (1791)[edit]

  • Sir Charles Pole, 1st Baronet (1735–1813)
  • Sir Peter Pole, 2nd Baronet (1770–1850)
  • Sir Peter Van Notten-Pole, 3rd Baronet (1801–1887)
  • Sir Cecil Pery Van Notten-Pole, 4th Baronet (1863–1948)
  • Sir Peter Van Notten Pole, 5th Baronet (1921–2010)
  • Sir (Peter) John Chandos Pole, 6th Baronet (born 1952)

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Michael Van Notten Pole.

Pole baronets, of the Navy (1801)[edit]


  1. ^ Pole, Sir William (d.1635), Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, Sir John-William de la Pole (ed.), London, 1791, p.497; Debrett's Peerage, 1968, p.645
  2. ^ The historian Pole makes reference to "John Pole, Baronet, my sonne" in his work (Pole, Sir William (d.1635), Collections Towards a Description of the County of Devon, Sir John-William de la Pole (ed.), London, 1791, p.224)
  3. ^ Debrett's Peerage, 1968, p.646
  4. ^ "no. 13318". The London Gazette. 18 June 1791. p. 363. 
  5. ^ "no. 21449". The London Gazette. 17 June 1863. p. 1701. 
  6. ^ "no. 15397". The London Gazette. 15 August 1801. p. 1006.