Heywood baronets

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Sir Arthur Heywood, 3rd Baronet

The Heywood Baronetcy, of Claremont in the County of Lancaster, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 9 August 1838 for the banker, politician and philanthropist Benjamin Heywood. He had been instrumental in the passage of the 1832 Reform Act. The second Baronet was High Sheriff of Lancashire in 1851. The third Baronet was a railway entrepreneur and served as High Sheriff of Derbyshire [1] in 1899. The fourth Baronet was High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1922. The fifth Baronet was an artist.

Oliver Heywood, younger son of the first Baronet, was a banker and philanthropist. Cecil Percival Heywood, second son of the third Baronet and father of the fifth Baronet, was a Major-General in the Army. The Right Reverend Bernard Heywood, son of Reverend Henry Robinson, fifth son of the first Baronet, was Bishop of Ely.

Heywood baronets, of Claremont (1838)[edit]

The heir presumptive to the baronetcy is Michael Heywood (born 1947), 2nd son of the 5th Baronet and younger twin brother of the 6th Baronet.

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  1. ^ Death of Sir Arthur Heywood, Bart. reported in the Derby Daily Telegraph, Thursday 20 April 1916