Wilmot baronets

There have been three baronetcies created for persons with the surname Wilmot, one in the Baronetage of Ireland and two in the Baronetage of Great Britain. One creation (of Chaddesden) is extant as of 2008.

The Wilmot Baronetcy, of Witney in the County of Oxford, was created in the Baronetage of Ireland on 1 October 1621 for Arthur Wilmot. The title became extinct on his death in 1629. He lived at Wield, Hampshire and was uncle of Charles, Viscount Wilmot to whom he left most of his estate, while also providing for Dorothy Waringe wife of Arnold Waringe, who was probably his natural daughter.[1]

The Wilmot Baronetcy, of Chaddesden in the County of Derby, was created in the Baronetage of Great Britain on 15 February 1759 for Edward Wilmot, Physician to the Army and Physician-in-Ordinary to King George II and King George III. The third and fourth Baronets served as High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1803 and 1852 respectively. The fifth Baronet represented Derbyshire in the House of Commons.

The Wilmot Baronetcy, of Osmaston in the County of Derby, was created in the Baronetage of Great Britain on 10 October 1772 for Robert Wilmot, Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. The second Baronet was High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1796. The third Baronet, Sir Robert Wilmot-Horton, was a statesman who was Member of Parliament for Newcastle-under-Lyme and served as Governor of Ceylon. The fourth Baronet was high sheriff of Derbyshire in 1846. The title became extinct on the death of the sixth Baronet in 1931.

The Wilmot baronets of Chaddesden and Osmaston both share a common ancestry with the Eardley-Wilmot baronets of Berkswell Hall.

Wilmot baronets, of Witney (1621)Edit

Wilmot baronets, of Chaddesden (1759)Edit

 
Escutcheon of the Wilmot baronets of Chaddesden

Wilmot baronets, of Osmaston (1772)Edit

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  1. ^ 'The Wild Wilmots' The Ancestor XI (1904), 1–2 17–18.

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