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The Sitwell Baronetcy, of Renishaw in the County of Derby, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.[1] It was created on 3 October 1808 for Sitwell Sitwell, Member of Parliament for West Looe. The Sitwell family had been ironmasters and landowners in Eckington, Derbyshire, for many centuries.

The coat of arms of Reresby, whose estates were inherited by the Sitwell baronets.

In 1625, George Sitwell (1600–1667), High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1653, built Renishaw Hall, which remains the family seat. The family were to inherit the estates of two other families; Sacheverell, which died out in 1726, and Reresby, whose heiress married George Sitwell's grandson. George Sitwell's great-great-grandson Francis Hurt Sitwell (1728–1793), father of the first baronet, inherited Barmoor Castle, Northumberland. He was born Francis Hurt, the son of Jonathan Hurt and his wife Katherine Sitwell, heiress of the Sitwell family, and assumed the surname of Sitwell in lieu of his patronymic. The fourth baronet sat as Conservative Member of Parliament for Scarborough. His sons, the fifth and sixth baronets, were both noted poets and authors. Dame Edith Sitwell, his only daughter, was a poet and critic. The seventh Baronet was High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1983 and a Deputy Lieutenant of the county.

The family seat was originally Renishaw Hall, near Eckington, Derbyshire. The present Baronet, however, now resides at Weston Hall near Towcester, Northamptonshire.[2]

Coat of armsEdit

Arms: Barry of eight Or and Vert, charged with three Lions rampant Sable; Crest: A Demi-Lion rampant erased Sable, holding between the paws an Escutcheon per pale Or and Vert; Motto: Ne cede malis (Latin: Yield not to misfortune).[3]

Sitwell baronets, of Renishaw (1808)Edit

The heir presumptive is the present holder's brother William Ronald Sacheverell Sitwell (b. 1969), a food journalist who edited the Waitrose Food magazine.[5]
The heir presumptive’s heir apparent is his son Walter Henry Sacheverell Sitwell (b. 2018).

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "No. 16185". The London Gazette. 20 September 1808. p. 1303.
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  3. ^ Townend, Peter (ed.). Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage (103rd Edition). Burke's Peerage Limited. pp. 2237–2238.
  4. ^ "Official Roll of the Baronetage". Archived from the original on 6 March 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
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