Sutton baronets

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Arms of the Sutton family.[1]

The Sutton Baronetcy, of Norwood Park in the County of Nottingham, was created in the Baronetage of Great Britain on 14 October 1772 for the politician Richard Sutton. He was the second surviving son of the distinguished diplomat Sir Robert Sutton. The latter was the grandson of Henry Sutton, brother of Robert Sutton, 1st Baron Lexinton (see Baron Lexinton for more information on this branch of the family). Hugh Clement Sutton (1867–1928), son of The Henry George Sutton, sixth son of the second Baronet, was a Major-General in the British Army. In the late 19th and early 20th century, the family seat was at Benham Place.[2] However, the house was sold in 1982.[3]

The Sutton Baronetcy, of Moulsey in the County of Surrey, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 5 March 1806 for Thomas Sutton. The title became extinct on his death in 1813.

The Sutton Baronetcy, of Castle House in barnstead in the County of Surrey, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 30 May 1919 for George Sutton, Chairman of Amalgamated Press. The title became extinct on his death in 1947.

The Sutton Baronetcy, of Beckenham in the County of Kent, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 24 June 1922 for George Sutton. The title became extinct on his death in 1934.

Sutton baronets, of Norwood Park (1772)[edit]

  • Sir Richard Sutton, 1st Baronet (1733–1802)
  • Sir Richard Sutton, 2nd Baronet (1798–1855).[4] Sutton succeeded his grandfather in 1802. He was known as a passionate hunter and was Master of the Quorn Hunt, 1847 to 1856.[1] Sutton married Mary Elizabeth Burton (2 November 1797 – 1 January 1842), elder daughter of Benjamin Burton, of Burton Hall, County Carlow, Ireland (a second cousin patrilineally of the 2nd Marquess Conyngham), in 1819. They had seven sons and four daughters.
  • Sir John Sutton, 3rd Baronet (1820–1873). Sutton married Emma Helena Sherlock (died January 1845), daughter of Colonel Francis Sherlock, KH, of Southwell, Nottinghamshire, in 1844. They had no children. He never remarried, and was succeeded by his next brother. He was High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire for 1867.
  • Sir Richard Sutton, 4th Baronet (1821-2 October 1878). Sutton served with the Life Guards. He married firstly Anna Houson (died 8 July 1846),[5] daughter of Reverend H. Houson, of Brant Broughton, in 1845. He married secondly Harriet Anne Burton[6] in 1851. They had several children.
  • Sir Richard Francis Sutton, 5th Baronet (20 December 1853 – 25 February 1891). Sutton was the owner of the racing yacht Genesta with which he raced the Puritan for the America's Cup in 1885.[7] He was married to Constance Corbet, daughter of Sir Vincent Corbet, Bt., and had a son who succeeded him posthumously.[8] He was Sheriff of Berkshire in 1887.[9]
  • Sir Richard Vincent Sutton, 6th Baronet (26 April 1891 – 29 November 1918). Sutton fought as a Lieutenant in the First World War and was wounded in action in October 1914. He was one of the richest men in England, owning 13,000 acres (53 km2) and part of the West End in London.[10] His engagement was announced in 1916.[11] He was succeeded by his uncle.
  • Sir Arthur Edwin Sutton, 7th Baronet (1857–1948). Sutton bought Shanks in 1920, and held it as his seat until his death.[12] Sir Arthur was married to Cecil Blanche Dumbleton (died 1948)[2], daughter of Walter Douglas Dumbleton.
  • Sir Robert Lexington Sutton, 8th Baronet (1897–1981)
  • Sir Richard Lexington Sutton, 9th Baronet (born 27 April 1937).[13] The family trust Sir Richard Sutton's Settled Estates is still worth several million pounds, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.[14]

Sutton baronets, of Moulsey (1806)[edit]

Sutton baronets, of Castle House (1919)[edit]

Sutton baronets, of Beckenham (1922)[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Armorial Families : a Directory of Gentlemen of Coat-Armour". Mocavo.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-07-26. 
  2. ^ William Page and P.H. Ditchfield (eds). 'Parishes: Speen', A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 4 (1924), pp. 97–110. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62688. Date accessed: 13 February 2008. "Benham Place, recently called Benham Valence, is the seat of Sir Richard Sutton, bart." However, by 1924, he had died, and the house was the seat of his uncle Sir Arthur Sutton.
  3. ^ Richard Jinman. "A cup of tea but tight lips in historic landowner's fiefdom" # The Guardian, Wednesday 23 March 2005
  4. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p5059.htm". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  5. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p3201.htm#i32003". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  6. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p3201.htm#i32002". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  7. ^ Obituary:Sir Richard Sutton, BtThe New York Times26 February 1891, p. 4.
  8. ^ "28 BRITISH OFFICERS IN NEW DEATH LIST; 32 Wounded and 8 Missing-Lord Lansdowne's Son Among Those Killed." The New York Times, 1 November 1914, p. 10. Retrieved 13 February 2008.
  9. ^ William Page and P.H. Ditchfield (eds). 'Parishes: Kintbury', A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 4 (1924), pp. 205–217. Date accessed: 13 February 2008.
  10. ^ Ibid.
  11. ^ "RICHEST BACHELOR TO WED.; Future Bride of Sir Richard Sutton Widow of Titled Soldier." The New York Times, 23 May 1916, p. 22. Retrieved 13 February 2008. The bride's name was not announced in this report, but she was stated to be still in mourning for her first husband who had died in the First World War. In the event, Sir Richard also died by the end of 1918, and the marriage apparently never took place.
  12. ^ C R J Currie, R W Dunning (Editors), A P Baggs, M C Siraut (1999). 'Cucklington', A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 7: Bruton, Horethorne and Norton Ferris Hundreds (1999), pp. 177–184. Date accessed: 13 February 2008.
  13. ^ "Sutton" Burke's Peerage, online edition.
  14. ^ "Sir Richard Sutton and family" The Sunday Times, 2005. Retrieved 13 February 2008

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