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Sir Walter Yonge, 3rd Baronet (1653 – 18 July 1731) of Escot in the parish of Talaton, Devon, was an English landowner and Whig politician who sat in the English and British House of Commons between 1679 and 1710.

Escot House

Early lifeEdit

Yonge was baptized on 8 September 1653, the son and heir of Sir Walter Yonge, 2nd Baronet (c.1625–1670) of Great House in the parish of Colyton, Devon and his wife Isabella Davie, daughter of Sir John Davie, 1st Baronet, of Sandford, Devon.[1] He matriculated at Exeter College, Oxford in 1670.[2] He also succeeded his father in the baronetcy in 1670.[1] In about 1680 he moved from his ancestral seat of Great House, Colyton, having built for himself Escot House, a grand mansion in the parish of Talaton in Devon, to the design of Robert Hooke.[3] His father had purchased the manor of Mohuns Ottery in the parish of Luppit, Devon,[4] and had started to build a new residence there, which the 3rd Baronet discontinued, preferring the situation of Escot.

CareerEdit

 
Arms of Yonge: Ermine, on a bend cotised sable three griffin's heads erased or

Yonge was returned as Member of Parliament for Honiton from 1679 to 1689. In 1689 he was returned as MP for Ashburton.[5] He sat for Honiton again from 1690 to 1710.[6]

Yonge died in 1731. He had married twice; firstly in 1677, Gertrude, the daughter of Sir William Morice, 1st Baronet of Werrington, Devon, who gave him a daughter and secondly in 1691, Gwen, the daughter and coheiress of Sir Robert Williams, 2nd Baronet, of Penrhyn, Caernarvonshire, with whom he had a son and 3 daughters. He was succeeded by his son Sir William Yonge, 4th Baronet.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Cokayne, George Edward, ed. (1903), Complete Baronetage volume 3 (1649-1664), 3, Exeter: William Pollard and Co, retrieved 2 July 2019
  2. ^ Foster, Joseph. "Yaire-Yule in Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714 pp.1698-1706". British History Online. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus & Cherry, Bridget, The Buildings of England: Devon, London, 2004, p.356
  4. ^ Lysons, Daniel & Lysons, Samuel, Magna Britannia, Vol.6, Devonshire, London, 1822
  5. ^ "YONGE, Sir Walter, 3rd Bt. (1653-1731), of Colyton and Escott, Devon". History of Parliament Online (1660-1690). Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  6. ^ "YONGE, Sir Walter, 3rd Bt. (1653-1731), of Colyton and Escott, Devon, and Bedford Row, Westminster, Mdx". History of Parliament Online (1690-1715). Retrieved 2 July 2019.
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Walter Yonge
Baronet
(of Culliton)
1670–1731
Succeeded by
William Yonge
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Courtenay Pole
Peter Prideaux
Member of Parliament for Honiton
1679–1685
With: Sir Thomas Putt
Succeeded by
Edmond Walrond
Sir Thomas Putt
Preceded by
William Stawell
Edward Yarde
Member of Parliament for Ashburton
1689–1690
With: Thomas Reynell
Succeeded by
William Stawell
Sir Richard Reynell
Preceded by
Richard Courtenay
Edmond Walrond
Member of Parliament for Honiton
1690–1707
With: Sir William Drake
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for Honiton
1707–1710
With: Sir William Drake
Succeeded by
Sir William Drake
James Sheppard