Wilbraham baronets

The baronetcy of Wilbraham of Woodhey, Cheshire, was created by James I on 5 May 1621 in the Baronetcy of England for Richard Wilbraham.[1] He was a descendant of the ancient Cheshire family of Radnor who acquired Woodhey by marriage in the 14th century. A junior branch of the family settled at Nantwich, and there was some intermarriage between the two.

His grandson, the third Baronet, was High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1654 and Member of Parliament for Stafford 1679–81. He married Elizabeth Mytton, heiress of Weston under Lizard, Staffordshire, and he and Lady Elizabeth built a new house at Weston Park in 1671. The baronetcy was extinct on his death. The estate passed to his daughter Mary who married Richard Newport, 2nd Earl of Bradford, and later also by marriage to Sir Orlando Bridgeman, 4th Baronet.

For other branches of the family see Baker Wilbraham baronets and Baron Skelmersdale.

Wilbraham of Woodhey, Cheshire (1621)Edit

  • Sir Richard Wilbraham, 1st Baronet (1579–1643)
  • Sir Thomas Wilbraham, 2nd Baronet (1601–1660)
  • Sir Thomas Wilbraham, 3rd Baronet (1630–1692)

ReferencesEdit

  • Debrett's Peerage of England Scotland and Ireland John Debrett (1836), p. 287, Google Books.