Wombwell baronets

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Wombwell baronets
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CrestA unicorn's head couped Argent.
BlazonGules, a bend between six unicorns' heads couped Argent.
MottoIn Well Beware [1]

The Wombwell Baronetcy, of Wombwell in the County of York, is a title in the Baronetage of Great Britain. It was created on 26 August 1778 for George Wombwell, Chairman of the Honourable East India Company and Member of Parliament for Huntingdon.[2] The fourth Baronet fought in the Crimean War and took part in the Charge of the Light Brigade and in 1861 served as High Sheriff of Yorkshire. As of 13 June 2007 the presumed seventh and present Baronet had not successfully proven his succession to the title, and is therefore not on the Official Roll of the Baronetage, with the baronetcy considered dormant since 1977.[3]

The family surname is pronounced "Woomwell". The 3rd Baronet inherited Newburgh Priory in 1825 from his aunt, Lady Charlotte Belasyse.

Wombwell baronets, of Wombwell (1778)[edit]

Currently, the baronetcy is listed as dormant on the Official Roll of the Baronetage as the 7th Baronet has not yet proved his succession.[4]
The heir apparent is Stephen Philip Henry Wombwell (born 1977), the presumed Baronet's only son.


  1. ^ Burke's genealogical and heraldic history of the peerage, baronetage, and knightage, Privy Council, and order of preference. 1949.
  2. ^ "No. 11894". The London Gazette. 25 July 1778. p. 1.
  3. ^ "Baronetcies to which no succession has been proved » The Standing Council of the Baronetage -". The Standing Council of the Barontage.
  4. ^ "Official Roll of the Baronetage (as at March 31st 2013". Standing Council of the Baronetage.


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