Radcliffe baronets

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Arms of Radcliffe: Argent, a bend engrailed sable. These were the arms of Robert Radclyffe, 1st Earl of Sussex (1483–1542) and of the Radcliffe family of Warleigh, Tamerton Foliot, Devon (17th century)

The Radcliffe Baronetcy, of Milnsbridge House in the County of York, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 2 November 1813 for Joseph Radcliffe as a reward for his public services.

The Radcliffes were an ancient Lancashire family and took their name from the village of Radcliffe in that county.[1] William Radcliffe married the heiress of the Milnsbridge House estate, Milnsbridge, near Huddersfield and in 1724 bought the Marsden Moor estate. His son died issueless in 1795 and the estates fell to his nephew, son of his sister Mary, Joseph Pickford who thereupon assumed the surname of Radcliffe in lieu of his patronymic and who was in 1813 created a baronet.

The first Baronet married firstly the heiress of Royton Hall, Royton, Lancashire. Following his death in 1819 the Milnsbridge estate was sold and in 1824 the second Baronet purchased an estate near Harrogate, North Yorkshire and completed the construction of Rudding Park House. The second Baronet served as High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1857.

Everard Radcliffe, a cricketer who captained Yorkshire, was the 5th Baronet.

Radcliffe baronets, of Milnsbridge House (1813)[edit]

  • Sir Joseph Radcliffe, 1st Baronet (1744–1819)
  • Sir Joseph Radcliffe, 2nd Baronet (1799–1872)
  • Sir Joseph Percival Pickford Radcliffe, 3rd Baronet (1824–1908)
  • Sir Joseph Edward Radcliffe, 4th Baronet (1858–1949)
  • Sir Everard Joseph Radcliffe, 5th Baronet (1884–1969)
  • Sir (Joseph Benedict) Everard Henry Radcliffe, 6th Baronet (1910–1975)
  • Sir Sebastian Everard Radcliffe, 7th Baronet (born 1972)

The heir apparent to the baronetcy is Julian Edward Constable-Maxwell (born 1997), only son of the 7th Baronet.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marsden Moor History, The National Trust, retrieved 2008-11-30