Wigram baronets

The Wigram Baronetcy, of Walthamstow House in the County of Essex, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 30 October 1805 for Robert Wigram, a successful shipbuilding merchant and politician, representing Fowey and Wexford Borough in the House of Commons. The second Baronet also represented Wexford Borough in Parliament. He assumed in 1832 by Royal licence the surname of Fitzwygram. The fourth Baronet was a Lieutenant-General in the army and sat as a Conservative Member of Parliament for South Hampshire and Fareham.

Sir Robert Fitzwygram, 2nd Baronet

Sir Joseph Wigram, James Wigram, Joseph Cotton Wigram, Loftus Wigram and George Wigram, younger sons of the first Baronet, all gained distinction. Civil servant and diplomat Ralph Wigram was the grandson of Joseph Cotton Wigram. Clive Wigram, 1st Baron Wigram, was the grandson of Reverend William Pitt Wigram, ninth and youngest son of the first Baronet.

Wigram baronets, of Walthamstow (1805)Edit

The heir apparent to the baronetcy is James Woolmore Wigram (born 1997), eldest son of the 9th Baronet.

ArmsEdit

Coat of arms of Wigram baronets
Notes
Granted 20 July 1807 by Sir Chichester Fortescue, Ulster King of Arms[1]
Crest
On a mount Vert a hand in armour in fess couped at the wrist Proper charged with an escallop and holding a fleur-de-lis erect Or.
Escutcheon
Argent on a pale Gules three escallops Or over all a chevron engrailed counterchanged and on a chief waves of the sea thereon a ship representing an English vessel of war of the sixteenth century with four masts sails furled Proper colours flying Gules.
Motto
Dulcis Amor Patriae

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grants and Confirmations of Arms, Vol. C,". National Library of Ireland. Retrieved 23 June 2022.