Slingsby baronets

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There have been four baronetcies created for members of the Slingsby family who settled at Scriven Hall, Scriven, Knaresborough, Yorkshire in the 14th century.

The Baronetcy of Slingsby of Scriven was created in the Baronetage of England on 23 October 1628 for Anthony Slingsby, Governor of Zutphen, Netherlands.[1] It was extinct on his death in 1630.

A second Baronetcy of Slingsby of Scriven [2] was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 2 March 1638 for Henry Slingsby of Scriven Hall, the representative of the main line of the family and a supporter of Charles I. He was executed in 1658 during the Commonwealth of England. The second, third and fifth Baronets followed him as parliamentary representatives for Knaresbough. The second, eighth and ninth served as High Sheriff of Yorkshire. The baronetcy was dormant on the death of the tenth Baronet.

The Baronetcy of Slingsby of Bifrons, Kent[1] was created in the Baronetage of England on 19 October 1657 for Sir Arthur Slingsby Kt., son of Sir Guylford Slingsby Kt, Comptroller of the Navy for James I and first cousin of Sir Henry above. The Baronetcy was extinct or dormant on the death of his son Sir Charles, the second Baronet. Charles sold his estate and went abroad in 1677, but nothing is known of him after that date. He is chiefly remembered as the husband of the celebrated actress Lady Mary Slingsby (died 1694).

The Baronetcy of Slingsby of Newcells, Hertfordshire[1] was created in the Baronetage of England on 16 March 1660 for Robert Slingsby, (second son of Sir Guildford Slingby above and elder brother of Sir Arthur above) who married the heiress of Newcells. The baronetcy was extinct on his death.

Slingsby of Scriven (1628)[edit]

  • Sir Anthony Slingsby, 1st Baronet (died 1630)

Slingsby of Scriven (1638)[edit]

Slingsby of Bifrons, Kent (1657)[edit]

  • Sir Arthur Slingsby, 1st Baronet (1623–1666)
  • Sir Charles Slingsby, 2nd Baronet (died after 1677)

Slingsby of Newcells, Hertfordshire (1660)[edit]


  1. ^ a b c A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of Great Britain John Burke (1838) p490 Google Books
  2. ^ The Baronetage of England, Edward Kimber and Richard Johnson, Vol. 3 (1771), p. 354 Google Books

Leigh Rayment's list of baronets