BARONETAGE
Last updated 23/03/2014
Names of baronets shown in blue
have not yet proved succession and, as a
result, their name has not yet been placed on
the Official Roll of the Baronetage.
Date Type Order Name Born Died Age
Dates in italics in the "Born" column indicate that the baronet was
baptised on that date; dates in italics in the "Died" column indicate
that the baronet was buried on that date
PENNEFATHER of Golden,Tipperary
31 Jan 1924 UK 1 John de Fonblanque Pennefather 29 Mar 1856 8 Aug 1933 77
to MP for Kirkdale 1915-1929
8 Aug 1933 Extinct on his death
PENNINGTON of Muncaster,Cumberland
21 Jun 1676 E 1 William Pennington 16 Mar 1655 12 Jul 1730 75
12 Jul 1730 2 Joseph Pennington 4 Oct 1677 3 Dec 1744 67
MP for Cumberland 1734-1744
3 Dec 1744 3 John Pennington c 1710 26 Mar 1768
MP for Cumberland 1745-1768. Lord Lieutenant
Westmorland 1756-1758
26 Mar 1768 4 Joseph Pennington 20 Jan 1718 3 Feb 1793 75
3 Feb 1793 5 John Pennington c 1740 8 Oct 1813
He had previously been created Baron
Muncaster (qv) in 1783 with which title
the baronetcy then merged until its
extinction in 1917
PENNY of Singapore and
Kingston-upon-Thames,Surrey
19 Jun 1933 UK 1 Frederick George Penny 10 Mar 1876 1 Jan 1955 78
He was subsequently created Baron
Marchwood (qv) in 1937 with which title
the baronetcy remains merged
PENNYMAN of Marske,Yorks
6 May 1628 E 1 William Pennyman c 1607 22 Aug 1643
to MP for Richmond 1640 and 1640-1642
22 Aug 1643 Extinct on his death
PENNYMAN of Ormsby,Yorks
22 Feb 1664 E 1 James Pennyman 6 Mar 1608 24 Apr 1679 71
24 Apr 1679 2 Thomas Pennyman 29 Aug 1642 3 Aug 1708 65
3 Aug 1708 3 James Pennyman c 1661 17 Nov 1745
17 Nov 1745 4 William Pennyman 1695 16 Apr 1768 72
16 Apr 1768 5 Warton Pennyman-Warton c 1701 14 Jan 1770
14 Jan 1770 6 James Pennyman 6 Dec 1736 27 Mar 1808 71
MP for Scarborough 1770-1774 and
Beverley 1774-1796
27 Mar 1808 7 William Henry Pennyman 21 Jan 1764 9 May 1852 88
to Extinct on his death
9 May 1852
PENYSTON of Leigh,Essex
24 Sep 1611 E 1 Thomas Penyston c 1592 c Sep 1642
MP for Westbury 1640
c Sep 1642 2 Thomas Penyston 29 May 1674
May 1674 3 Thomas Penyston c 1648 c 1679
c 1679 4 Fairmedow Penyston 1656 24 Dec 1705 49
to Extinct on his death
24 Dec 1705
PEPPERELL of Boston,Massachusetts
15 Nov 1746 GB 1 William Pepperell 27 Jun 1696 6 Jul 1759 63
to Extinct on his death
6 Jul 1759
PEPPERELL of Boston,Massachusetts
9 Nov 1774 GB 1 William Pepperell 13 Dec 1816
to Extinct on his death
13 Nov 1816
PEPYS of Upper Brook Street,London
22 Jan 1784 GB 1 Lucas Pepys 24 May 1742 17 Jun 1830 88
17 Jun 1830 2 Charles Leslie 28 Sep 1774 4 Feb 1833 58
4 Feb 1833 3 Henry Leslie 21 Sep 1783 8 Jul 1849 65
8 Jul 1849 4 Charles Christopher Pepys 29 Apr 1781 29 Apr 1851 70
He had previously been created Baron
Cottenham (qv) in 1836 with which title
the baronetcy remains merged,although,as at
31/12/2013,the baronetcy does not appear on
the Official Roll of the Baronetage
PEPYS of Wimpole Street,London
23 Jun 1801 UK 1 William Weller Pepys 2 Jun 1825
2 Jun 1825 2 William Weller Pepys 4 May 1778 5 Oct 1845 67
5 Oct 1845 2 Charles Christopher Pepys 29 Apr 1781 29 Apr 1851 70
He had previously been created Baron
Cottenham (qv) in 1836 with which title
the baronetcy remains merged,although,as at
31/12/2013,the baronetcy does not appear on
the Official Roll of the Baronetage
PERCEVAL of Burton
9 Sep 1661 I 1 John Perceval 7 Sep 1629 5 Nov 1665 36
5 Nov 1665 2 Philip Perceval 12 Jan 1656 11 Sep 1680 24
11 Sep 1680 3 John Perceval 22 Aug 1660 29 Apr 1686 25
29 Apr 1686 4 Edward Perceval 30 Jul 1682 9 Nov 1691 9
9 Nov 1691 5 John Perceval 12 Jul 1683 1 May 1748 64
He was subsequently created Earl of Egmont
(qv) in 1733 with which title the
baronetcy remained merged until its extinction
in 2011
PERKS of Wykham Park,Oxon
24 Jul 1908 UK 1 Robert William Perks 24 Apr 1849 30 Nov 1934 85
MP for Louth 1892-1910
30 Nov 1934 2 Robert Malcolm Mewburn Perks 29 Jul 1892 23 Sep 1979 87
to Extinct on his death
23 Sep 1979
PERRING of Membland,Devon
3 Oct 1808 UK 1 John Perring 26 Apr 1765 30 Jan 1831 65
MP for New Romney 1806-1807 and Hythe
1810-1820
30 Jan 1831 2 John Perring 25 Sep 1794 8 Oct 1843 49
8 Oct 1843 3 Philip Perring 15 Jan 1797 25 Apr 1866 69
25 Apr 1866 4 Philip Perring 15 Jul 1828 8 Jun 1920 91
to Extinct on his death
8 Jun 1920
PERRING of Frensham Manor,Surrey
27 Nov 1963 UK 1 Ralph Edgar Perring 23 Mar 1905 28 Jun 1998 93
28 Jun 1998 2 John Raymond Perring 7 Jul 1931
PERROTT of Plumstead,Kent
1 Jul 1716 GB 1 James Perrott 1731
1731 2 Richard Perrott c 1716 1796
1796 3 Edward Bindloss Perrott 1 Sep 1784 24 Mar 1859 74
24 Mar 1859 4 Edward George Lambert Perrott 10 May 1811 4 Jun 1886 75
4 Jun 1886 5 Herbert Charles Perrott (see also below) 26 Oct 1849 15 Feb 1922 72
to Extinct on his death
15 Feb 1922
PERROTT of Plumstead,Kent
21 Jun 1911 UK 1 Herbert Charles Perrott 26 Oct 1849 15 Feb 1922 72
to CH 1918
15 Feb 1922 Extinct on his death
PESHALL of Horsley,Staffs
25 Nov 1611 E 1 John Peshall 22 Feb 1562 13 Jan 1646 83
13 Jan 1646 2 John Peshall 30 Sep 1628 1701
1701 3 Thomas Peshall 29 Feb 1712
to On his death the baronetcy is presumed to
Feb 1712 have become extinct
PETIT of Petit Hall,Bombay
1 Sep 1890 UK 1 Dinshaw Manockjee Petit 30 Jun 1823 5 May 1901 77
5 May 1901 2 Dinshaw Manockjee Petit 7 Jun 1873 29 Mar 1933 59
29 Mar 1933 3 Dinshaw Manockjee Petit 24 Jun 1901 24 Sep 1983 82
24 Sep 1983 4 Dinshaw Manockjee Petit 13 Aug 1934 31 Mar 1998 63
31 Mar 1998 5 Dinshaw Manockjee Petit 21 Jan 1965
PETO of Somerleyton Hall,Norfolk
22 Feb 1855 UK 1 Samuel Morton Peto 4 Aug 1809 13 Nov 1889 80
MP for Norwich 1847-1854, Finsbury
1859-1865 and Bristol 1865-1868
13 Nov 1889 2 Henry Peto 10 Aug 1840 6 Apr 1938 97
6 Apr 1938 3 Henry Francis Morton Peto 18 Nov 1889 28 May 1978 88
28 May 1978 4 Henry George Morton Peto 29 Apr 1920 17 Dec 2010 90
17 Dec 2010 5 Francis Michael Morton Peto 11 Jan 1949
PETO of Barnstaple,Devon
27 Jan 1927 UK 1 Basil Peto 13 Aug 1862 28 Jan 1945 82
MP for Devizes 1910-1918 and Barnstaple
1922-1923 and 1924-1935
28 Jan 1945 2 James Michael Peto 8 May 1894 24 Mar 1971 76
24 Mar 1971 3 Christopher Henry Maxwell Peto 19 Feb 1897 19 May 1980 83
MP for Barnstaple 1945-1950
19 May 1980 4 Michael Henry Basil Peto 6 Apr 1938 2 Aug 2008 70
2 Aug 2008 5 Henry Christopher Morton Bampfylde Peto 8 Apr 1967
PETRE of Cranham Hall,Essex
c 1642 E 1 Francis Petre c 1605 c 1660
c 1660 2 Francis Petre c 1630 c 1679
c 1679 3 Edward Petre c 1632 15 May 1699
15 May 1699 4 Thomas Petre 1640 c 1715
c 1715 5 William Petre 1650 22 Feb 1722
to Extinct on his death
22 Feb 1722
PETRIE of Carrowcarden,co.Sligo
20 Jun 1918 UK 1 Charles Petrie 23 Feb 1853 8 Jul 1920 67
8 Jul 1920 2 Edward Lindsay Haddon Petrie 30 Sep 1881 13 Dec 1927 46
13 Dec 1927 3 Charles Alexander Petrie 28 Sep 1895 13 Dec 1977 82
13 Dec 1977 4 Charles Richard Borthwick Petrie 19 Oct 1921 8 Mar 1988 66
8 Mar 1988 5 Peter Charles Petrie 7 Mar 1932
PETTUS of Rackheath,Norfolk
23 Sep 1641 E 1 Thomas Pettus 21 Nov 1654
21 Nov 1654 2 Thomas Pettus 1671
1671 3 John Pettus c 1640 29 Oct 1698
29 Oct 1698 4 Horatio Pettus c 1672 9 Mar 1731
9 Mar 1731 5 John Pettus May 1743
May 1743 6 Horatio Pettus 31 Jul 1772
to Extinct on his death
31 Jul 1772
PEYTON of Isleham,Cambs
22 May 1611 E 1 John Peyton c 1560 19 Dec 1616
MP for Cambridgeshire 1593 and 1604-1611
Dec 1616 2 Edward Peyton Apr 1657
MP for Cambridgeshire 1621-1622,1624-
1625,1625 and 1626
Apr 1657 3 John Peyton 2 Nov 1607 c 1666
c 1666 4 John Peyton 23 Mar 1720
23 Mar 1720 5 Yelverton Peyton 10 Oct 1748
10 Oct 1748 6 Charles Peyton 6 Nov 1760
6 Nov 1760 7 John Peyton 6 Jul 1772
6 Jul 1772 8 Yelverton Peyton c 1739 18 Oct 1815
to Extinct on his death
18 Oct 1815
PEYTON of Knowlton,Kent
29 Jun 1611 E 1 Samuel Peyton c 1590 1623
1623 2 Thomas Peyton c 1613 11 Feb 1684
to MP for Sandwich 1640-1644
11 Feb 1684 Extinct on his death
PEYTON of Doddington,Cambs
10 Dec 1660 E 1 John Peyton 25 Dec 1661
to Extinct on his death
25 Dec 1661
PEYTON of Doddington,Cambs
21 Mar 1667 E 1 Algernon Peyton c 1645 c 1671
c 1671 2 Sewster Peyton 28 Dec 1717
28 Dec 1717 3 Thomas Peyton 1702 29 Jun 1771 68
to Extinct on his death
29 Jun 1771
PEYTON of Doddington,Cambs
18 Sep 1776 GB 1 Henry Peyton 13 Apr 1736 1 May 1789 53
MP for Cambridgeshire 1782-1789
1 May 1789 2 Henry Peyton 1 Jul 1779 24 Feb 1854 74
MP for Cambridgeshire 1802
24 Feb 1854 3 Henry Peyton 30 Jun 1804 18 Feb 1866 61
MP for Woodstock 1837-1838
18 Feb 1866 4 Algernon Peyton 13 Apr 1833 25 Mar 1872 38
25 Mar 1872 5 Thomas Peyton 9 Jul 1817 18 Feb 1888 70
18 Feb 1888 6 Algernon Francis Peyton 24 Nov 1855 11 Apr 1916 60
11 Apr 1916 7 Algernon Peyton 4 Jan 1889 14 Mar 1962 73
to Extinct on his death
14 Mar 1962
PHELIPPS of Barrington,Somerset
16 Feb 1620 E 1 Thomas Phelipps 15 Jun 1590 29 Apr 1627 36
MP for Winchester 1625
29 Apr 1627 2 Thomas Phelipps Mar 1621 5 Mar 1644 22
Mar 1644 3 James Phelipps c 1625 22 Oct 1652
22 Oct 1652 4 James Phelipps 16 Jul 1650 1 Mar 1690 39
to Extinct on his death
1 Mar 1690
PHILIPPS of Picton Castle,Pembroke
9 Nov 1621 E 1 John Philipps 27 Mar 1629
MP for Pembrokeshire 1597-1598 and 1601
27 Mar 1629 2 Richard Philipps c 1648
c 1648 3 Erasmus Philipps c 1623 18 Jan 1697
MP for Pembrokeshire 1654-1655 and 1659
18 Jan 1697 4 John Philipps c 1666 5 Jan 1737
MP for Pembroke 1695-1702 and
Haverfordwest 1718-1722
5 Jan 1737 5 Erasmus Philipps c 1700 15 Oct 1743
MP for Haverfordwest 1726-1743
15 Oct 1743 6 John Philipps c 1701 23 Jun 1764
MP for Carmarthen 1741-1747, Petersfield
1754-1761 and Pembrokeshire 1761-1764
23 Jun 1764 7 Richard Philipps,later [1776] 1st and only
Baron Milford c 1744 28 Nov 1823
MP for Pembrokeshire 1765-1770 and 1786-
1812 and Haverfordwest 1784-1786
28 Nov 1823 8 Rowland Perry Philipps-Laugharne-Philipps Jan 1788 23 Apr 1832 44
23 Apr 1832 9 William Philipps-Laugharne-Philipps 2 Oct 1794 17 Feb 1850 55
17 Feb 1850 10 Godwin Philipps-Laugharne-Philipps 10 Jan 1840 12 Feb 1857 17
12 Feb 1857 11 James Evans Philipps 16 Nov 1793 14 Feb 1873 79
14 Feb 1873 12 James Erasmus Philipps 23 Oct 1824 21 Feb 1912 87
21 Feb 1912 13 John Wynford Philipps 30 May 1860 28 Mar 1938 77
He was subsequently created Viscount
Saint Davids (qv) in 1918 with which title
the baronetcy remains merged,although as ar
31/12/2013 the baronetcy does not appear on
the Official Roll of the Baronetage
PHILIPPS of Picton Castle
and Kilgetty Park,Pembroke
13 Feb 1828 UK 1 Richard Bulkeley Philipps 7 Jun 1801 3 Jan 1857 55
He was subsequently created Baron
Milford (qv) in 1847 with which title the
baronetcy then merged until its extinction
in 1857
PHILIPPS of Picton,Pembroke
23 Jul 1887 UK 1 Charles Edward Gregg Philipps 6 Oct 1840 5 Jun 1928 87
Lord Lieutenant Haverfordwest 1876-1925
5 Jun 1928 2 Henry Erasmus Edward Philipps 9 Mar 1871 23 May 1938 67
23 May 1938 3 John Erasmus Gwynne Alexander Philipps 11 Sep 1915 27 Nov 1948 33
27 Nov 1948 4 Richard Foley Foley-Philipps 24 Aug 1920 4 Nov 1962 42
to Extinct on his death
4 Nov 1962
PHILIPPS of Llanstephan,Radnor
22 Sep 1919 UK 1 Laurence Richard Philipps 24 Jan 1874 7 Dec 1962 88
He was subsequently created Baron
Milford (qv) in 1939 with which title the
baronetcy remains merged
PHILIPS of Weston,Warwicks
21 Feb 1828 UK 1 George Philips 24 Mar 1766 3 Oct 1847 81
MP for Ilchester 1812-1818,Steyning 1818-1820,
Wootton Bassett 1820-1830 and Warwickshire
South 1832-1835
3 Oct 1847 2 George Richard Philips 23 Dec 1789 22 Feb 1883 93
to MP for Horsham 1818-1820,Steyning 1820-1832,
22 Feb 1883 Kidderminster 1835-1837 and Poole 1837-1852
Extinct on his death
PHILIPSON-STOW of Cape Town,South
Africa and Blackdown House,Sussex
26 Jul 1907 UK 1 Frederic Samuel Philipson-Stow 28 Sep 1849 17 May 1908 58
17 May 1908 2 Elliot Philipson Philipson-Stow 12 Jul 1876 23 Sep 1954 78
23 Sep 1954 3 Frederic Lawrence Philipson-Stow 19 Sep 1905 9 Jan 1976 70
9 Jan 1976 4 Edmond Cecil Philipson-Stow 25 Aug 1912 14 Jun 1982 69
14 Jun 1982 5 Christopher Philipson-Stow 13 Sep 1920 18 Aug 2005 84
18 Aug 2005 6 Robert Matthew Philipson-Stow 29 Aug 1953
PHILLIMORE of The Coppice,Shiplake,Oxon
21 Dec 1881 UK 1 Robert Joseph Phillimore 5 Nov 1810 19 May 1885 74
MP for Tavistock 1853-1857. PC 1867
19 May 1885 2 Walter George Frank Phillimore 21 Nov 1845 13 Mar 1929 83
He was subsequently created Baron
Phillimore (qv) in 1918 with which title
the baronetcy remains merged
PHILLIPPS of Middle Hall,Worcs
27 Jul 1821 UK 1 Thomas Phillipps 2 Jul 1792 6 Feb 1872 79
to Extinct on his death
6 Feb 1872 For information on this baronet,see the note
at the foot of this page
PHILLIPS of Grosvenor Gardens,London
27 Aug 1897 UK See "Faudel-Phillips"
PHILLIPS of Tylney Hall,Hants
10 Feb 1912 UK 1 Lionel Phillips 6 Aug 1855 2 Jul 1936 80
For further information on this baronet, see the
note at the foot of this page
2 Jul 1936 2 Lionel Francis Phillips 9 Mar 1914 6 Jul 1944 30
6 Jul 1944 3 Robin Francis Phillips 29 Jul 1940
PICKERING of Titchmarsh,Northants
5 Jun 1638 NS 1 Gilbert Pickering c Mar 1611 1668 57
1668 2 John Pickering c 1640 3 Apr 1703
Apr 1703 3 Gilbert Pickering c 1669 29 Feb 1736
MP for Leiciestershire 1708-1710
29 Feb 1736 4 Edward Pickering c 1715 10 Jul 1749
to MP for Mitchell 1745-1747
10 Jul 1749 Extinct on his death
PICKERING of Whaddon,Cambs
2 Jan 1661 E 1 Henry Pickering 4 Nov 1668
MP for Cambridgeshire 1654,1656 and 1659
4 Nov 1668 2 Henry Pickering c 1655 7 May 1705
to MP for Morpeth 1685-1689 and Cambridge
7 May 1705 1698-1705
Extinct on his death
PICKTHORN of Orford,Suffolk
31 Jan 1959 UK 1 Kenneth William Murray Pickthorn 23 Apr 1892 12 Nov 1975 83
MP for Cambridge University 1935-1950 and
Carlton 1950-1966. PC 1964
12 Nov 1975 2 Charles William Richards Pickthorn 3 Mar 1927 20 Jun 1995 68
20 Jun 1995 3 James Francis Mann Pickthorn 18 Feb 1955
PIERCE of Pierce Court,Cavan
21 Jun 1622 I 1 Henry Pierce 6 Nov 1638
6 Nov 1638 2 George Pierce c Apr 1624 c Aug 1649 25
to Extinct on his death
c Aug 1649
PIERS of Stonepit,Kent
24 Mar 1638 NS 1 Thomas Piers c 1616 7 Apr 1680
7 Apr 1680 2 Thomas Piers c 1643 26 Aug 1693
Aug 1693 3 George Piers 25 Oct 1670 7 May 1720 49
to On his death the baronetcy became dormant
7 May 1720
PIERS of Tristernagh Abbey,co.Westmeath
18 Feb 1661 I 1 Henry Piers c 1628 19 Sep 1691
19 Sep 1691 2 William Piers c 1653 2 Jun 1693
2 Jun 1693 3 Henry Piers 1678 14 Mar 1734 55
14 Mar 1734 4 John Piers 14 Feb 1747
14 Feb 1747 5 Pigott William Piers c 1742 1798
1798 6 John Bennet Piers c 1775 22 Jul 1845
22 Jul 1845 7 Henry Samuel Piers 6 May 1811 15 Apr 1850 38
15 Apr 1850 8 Eustace Fitz-Maurice Piers 28 Oct 1840 10 May 1913 72
10 May 1913 9 Charles Pigott Piers 27 Jun 1870 27 Jun 1945 75
27 Jun 1945 10 Charles Robert Fitzmaurice Piers 30 Aug 1903 1 Jan 1996 92
1 Jan 1996 11 James Desmond Piers 24 Jul 1947
PIGOT of Patshull,Staffs
5 Dec 1764 GB 1 George Pigot,later [1766] 1st Baron Pigot 4 May 1719 11 May 1777 58
11 May 1777 2 Robert Pigot 20 Sep 1720 11 Aug 1796 75
MP for Wallingford 1768-1772
11 Aug 1796 3 George Pigot 29 Oct 1766 24 Jun 1841 74
24 Jun 1841 4 Robert Pigot 1801 1 Jun 1891 89
MP for Bridgnorth 1832-1837 and 1838-1853
1 Jun 1891 5 George Pigot 15 Dec 1850 25 May 1934 83
25 May 1934 6 Robert Pigot 3 May 1882 27 Dec 1977 95
27 Dec 1977 7 Robert Anthony Pigot 6 Jul 1915 30 Nov 1986 71
30 Nov 1986 8 George Hugh Pigot 28 Nov 1946
PIGOTT of Knapton,Queen's Co.
3 Oct 1808 UK 1 George Pigott 22 Oct 1766 28 May 1844 77
28 May 1844 2 Thomas Pigott 12 Oct 1796 7 Oct 1847 50
7 Oct 1847 3 Charles Robert Pigott 13 Apr 1835 5 May 1911 76
5 May 1911 4 Berkeley Pigott 29 May 1894 9 May 1982 87
9 May 1982 5 Berkeley Henry Sebastian Pigott 24 Jun 1925
PIGOTT-BROWN of Broome Hall,Surrey
5 Jan 1903 UK 1 Alexander Hargreaves Brown 11 Apr 1844 12 Mar 1922 77
MP for Wenlock 1868-1885 and Wellington
1885-1906
12 Mar 1922 2 John Hargreaves Brown (Pigott-Brown
from 6 May 1925) 16 Aug 1913 25 Dec 1942 29
25 Dec 1942 3 William Brian Pigott-Brown 20 Jan 1941
PILDITCH of Bartropps,Surrey
28 Jun 1929 UK 1 Philip Edward Pilditch 12 Aug 1861 17 Dec 1948 87
MP for Spelthorne 1918-1931
17 Dec 1948 2 Philip Harold Pilditch 30 Oct 1890 6 Dec 1949 59
For information on the death of this baronet,
see the note at the foot of this page
6 Dec 1949 3 Philip John Frederick Pilditch 10 Aug 1919 11 May 1954 34
For further information on this baronet, see the
note at the foot of this page
11 May 1954 4 Richard Edward Pilditch 8 Sep 1926 30 Jun 2012 85
30 Jun 2012 5 John Richard Pilditch 24 Sep 1955
PILE of Compton,Berks
12 Sep 1628 E 1 Francis Pile 15 Jun 1589 1 Dec 1635 46
1 Dec 1635 2 Francis Pile c 1617 12 Feb 1649
MP for Berkshire 1645-1649
12 Feb 1649 3 Seymour Pile c 1618 c 1670
c 1670 4 Francis Pile c 1689
c 1689 5 Seymour Pile c 1730
c 1730 6 Francis Pile 4 May 1761
to Extinct on his death
4 May 1761
PILE of Kenilworth House,co.Dublin
24 Sep 1900 UK 1 Thomas Devereux Pile 27 Feb 1856 17 Jan 1931 74
17 Jan 1931 2 Frederick Alfred Pile 14 Sep 1884 14 Nov 1976 92
14 Nov 1976 3 Frederick Devereux Pile 10 Dec 1915 1 Nov 2010 94
1 Nov 2010 4 Anthony John Devereux Pile 7 Jun 1947
PILKINGTON of Chevet Hall,Yorks
29 Jun 1635 E See "Milborne-Swinnerton-Pilkington"
PINDAR of Idinshaw,Cheshire
22 Dec 1662 E 1 Peter Pindar c 1693
c 1693 2 Thomas Pindar c 1694
c 1694 3 Paul Pindar c 1680 c 1705
to Extinct on his death
c 1705
PINSENT of Selly Hill,Warwicks
3 Feb 1938 UK 1 Richard Alfred Pinsent 3 Aug 1852 2 Oct 1948 96
2 Oct 1948 2 Roy Pinsent 22 Jul 1883 16 Dec 1978 95
16 Dec 1978 3 Christopher Roy Pinsent 2 Aug 1922
PIRIE of Camberwell,Surrey
1842 UK 1 John Pirie 1781 26 Feb 1851 69
to Extinct on his death
26 Feb 1851
PLATT of Rusholme,Lancs
29 Jan 1958 UK 1 Harry Platt 7 Oct 1886 20 Dec 1986 100
20 Dec 1986 2 Frank Lindsey Platt 16 Jan 1919 11 Feb 1998 79
to Extinct on his death
11 Feb 1998
PLATT of Grindleford,Derby
14 Jul 1959 UK 1 Robert Platt,later [1967] Baron Platt [L] 16 Apr 1900 30 Jun 1978 78
30 Jun 1978 2 Peter Platt 6 Jul 1924 3 Aug 2000 76
3 Aug 2000 3 Martin Philip Platt 9 Mar 1952
PLAYTERS of Sotterley,Suffolk
13 Aug 1623 E 1 Thomas Playters 18 May 1638
18 May 1638 2 William Playters 17 Jan 1590 24 Apr 1668 78
Apr 1668 3 Lyonel Playters 4 Mar 1605 5 Oct 1679 74
5 Oct 1679 4 John Playters 21 Apr 1636 25 Aug 1721 85
Aug 1721 5 John Playters 18 May 1680 11 Dec 1768 88
11 Dec 1768 6 John Playters 26 Sep 1742 26 May 1791 48
26 May 1791 7 Charles Playters 1806
1806 8 William John Playters 23 Sep 1832
to Extinct on his death
23 Sep 1832
PLENDER of Ovenden,Sundridge,Kent
16 Jul 1923 UK 1 William Plender 20 Aug 1861 19 Jan 1946 84
He was subsequently created Baron Plender
(qv) in 1931 with which title the
baronetcy then merged until its extinction
in 1946
PLEYDELL of Coleshill,Berks
15 Jun 1732 GB 1 Mark Stuart Pleydell c 1693 14 Oct 1768
to Extinct on his death
14 Oct 1768
PLOMER of Inner Temple,London
4 Jan 1661 E 1 Walter Plomer c 1621 26 Apr 1697
to Extinct on his death
26 Apr 1697
POCOCK of Hart,Durham
18 Aug 1821 UK 1 George Pocock 15 Oct 1765 14 Jul 1840 74
MP for Bridgwater 1796-1806 and 1807-1820
14 Jul 1840 2 George Edward Pocock 2 Apr 1792 3 Sep 1866 74
3 Sep 1866 3 George Francis Coventry Pocock 21 Dec 1830 6 Dec 1915 84
6 Dec 1915 4 Charles Guy Coventry Pocock 3 Nov 1863 31 Mar 1921 57
to Extinct on his death
31 Mar 1921
POE-DOMVILLE of Heywood,Queen's Co.
2 Jul 1912 UK 1 William Hutcheson Poe 20 Sep 1848 30 Nov 1934 86
Lord Lieutenant Queen's County 1920-1922
30 Nov 1934 2 Hugo Compton Domvile Poe (Poe-Domvile
to from 1939) 19 Jun 1889 28 Jul 1959 70
28 Jul 1959 Extinct on his death
POLE of Shute House,Devon
12 Sep 1628 E 1 John Pole 16 Apr 1658
MP for Devon 1626
16 Apr 1658 2 Courtenay Pole 17 Feb 1619 13 Apr 1695 76
MP for Honiton 1661-1679
Apr 1695 3 John Pole 17 Jun 1649 13 Mar 1708 58
MP for Lyme Regis 1685-1690,Bossiney
1698-1701, Devon 1701-1702,East Looe
1702-1705 and Newport 1707-1708
13 Mar 1708 4 William Pole 17 Aug 1678 31 Dec 1741 63
MP for Newport 1701-1702 and 1708-1710,
Camelford 1704-1708, Devon 1710-1712,
Bossiney 1713-1715 and Honiton 1716-1727
and 1731-1734
31 Dec 1741 5 John Pole c 1733 19 Feb 1760
19 Feb 1760 6 John William Pole (de la Pole from 1790) 27 Jun 1757 30 Nov 1799 42
MP for West Looe 1790-1796
30 Nov 1799 7 William Templer Pole 2 Aug 1782 1 Apr 1847 64
1 Apr 1847 8 John George Reeve-de la Pole 21 Jan 1808 19 May 1874 66
19 May 1874 9 William Edmund de la Pole 3 Jul 1816 21 Mar 1895 78
21 Mar 1895 10 Edmund Reginald Talbot de la Pole 22 Feb 1844 26 Aug 1912 68
26 Aug 1912 11 Frederick Arundell de la Pole 25 Dec 1850 12 Feb 1926 75
12 Feb 1926 12 John Gawen Carew Pole 4 Mar 1902 26 Jan 1993 90
Lord Lieutenant Cornwall 1962-1977
26 Jan 1993 13 John Richard Walter Reginald Carew Pole 2 Dec 1938
POLE of Wolverton,Hants
28 Jul 1791 GB 1 Charles Pole 14 Jan 1735 18 Jun 1813 78
18 Jun 1813 2 Peter Pole 25 Oct 1770 30 Aug 1850 79
MP for Yarmouth IOW 1819-1826
30 Aug 1850 3 Peter Pole (Van Notten-Pole from 11 Jun 1853) 11 Feb 1801 13 May 1887 86
13 May 1887 4 Cecil Pery Van Notten-Pole 30 Sep 1863 21 May 1948 84
21 May 1948 5 Peter Van Notten Pole 6 Nov 1921 31 Jan 2010 88
31 Jan 2010 6 John Chandos Pole 27 Apr 1952
POLE of the Navy
12 Sep 1801 UK 1 Charles Morrice Pole 18 Jan 1757 6 Sep 1830 73
to MP for Newark 1802-1806 and Plymouth
6 Sep 1830 1806-1818
Extinct on his death
POLLARD of Kings Nympton,Devon
31 May 1627 E 1 Lewis Pollard c 1578 c 1645
c 1645 2 Hugh Pollard c 1610 27 Nov 1666
MP for Beeralston 1640-1641,
Callington 1660-1661 and Devon 1661-1666
27 Nov 1666 3 Amyas Pollard c 1617 7 Jun 1701
to Extinct on his death
Jun 1701
POLLEN of Redenham,Hants
15 May 1795 GB 1 John Pollen c 1731 17 Aug 1814
17 Aug 1814 2 John Walter Pollen 6 Apr 1784 2 May 1863 79
MP for Andover 1820-1831 and 1835-1841
2 May 1863 3 Richard Hungerford Pollen 19 Oct 1815 9 Apr 1881 65
9 Apr 1881 4 Richard Hungerford Pollen 6 Oct 1846 5 May 1918 71
5 May 1918 5 Richard Pollen 23 Jun 1878 18 Aug 1930 52
18 Aug 1930 6 John Lancelot Hungerford Pollen 27 Apr 1884 14 Mar 1959 74
14 Mar 1959 7 John Michael Hungerford Pollen 6 Apr 1919 13 Feb 2003 83
13 Feb 2003 8 Richard John Hungerford Pollen 3 Nov 1946
Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1st and only baronet
Phillipps was a bibliomaniac who amassed during his lifetime possibly the largest private
collection of books and manuscripts ever assembled. The following biography appeared in the
Australian monthly magazine "Parade" in its issue for June 1970:-
'In 1945 a London bookseller paid 125,000 for the last remaining portion of the library of Sir
Thomas Phillipps, the most famous, eccentric, and probably most hated bibliomaniac in history.
It had taken Phillipps's descendants 70 years to sell off what had once been the largest
collection of rare books and manuscripts ever assembled by one man and the total amount
realised was more than 500,000. Today the hoard is scattered among libraries, museums and
millionaires' collections all over the world and the fantastic story of how it was put together
has been almost forgotten.
"I wish to own one copy of every book ever printed," Sir Thomas once declared. If he did not
succeed it was certainly not for the want of trying. In the process he drove one wife to death,
half starved his family, cheated, slandered and was embroiled in an endless series of quarrels.
Not until the half-crazy old recluse died in 1872 did scholars discover the real value of his
lifelong accumulation. It included 25,000 medieval manuscripts, 200,000 printed books (many of
them the rarest in existence) and an almost incalculable hoard of other literary and historic
papers. No collector on record had ever reared such a staggering monument to his obsession
as Sir Thomas Phillipps.
'Phillipps was born in Manchester in 1792, the illegitimate son of a wealthy calico manufacturer
who took him into his household and accepted him as his heir. Two years later Phillipps senior
retired and bought the mansion and 6000-acre estate of Middle Hill near the Worcestershire
village of Broadway. Young Thomas was reared as befitted a squire's heir. He was a student at
[Rugby and] Oxford when his love of old books began to develop into a passion for collecting.
He left the university pursued by the clamours of unpaid booksellers, having spent all his
allowance on buying every battered old volume on which he could lay his hands.
'His father angrily paid his debts. A few years later came another parental explosion when
Thomas turned aside from his books long enough to fall in love. The object of his affection was
Henrietta Molyneux, the daughter of an aristocratic but poor Irish family, whom Phillipps senior
regarded as a mere fortune hunter. However, in 1818, the old man conveniently died of
apoplexy. Two months later Thomas and Henrietta were married and settled into the manor
house at Middle Hill. With an income of 10,000 a year and an adoring young wife with many
influential connections, the new squire could look forward to a comfortable and prosperous
career. The only handicap, the stain of his birth, was removed in 1821 when one of Henrietta's
kinsmen, the Duke of Beaufort, persuaded King George IV to create Phillipps a baronet.
'However, Sir Thomas' passion for his library was already deepening into a mania to which every
other interest was ruthlessly sacrificed. He spent months in London haggling with booksellers,
negotiating with private dealers and sending agents all over the country to ferret out old
documents and volumes likely to come on the market. Hundreds of crates arrived at Middle Hill
until the library was stacked to the ceiling and they overflowed into bedrooms, passages and
even Henrietta's breakfast parlour.
'When his ready cash was all spent, Phillipps pledged his future income or borrowed from money-
lenders at enormous interest rather than let a prize escape his grasp. Several times he was
threatened with prosecution by booksellers he tried to cheat. In 1822, with writs showering on
Middle Hill, the crash came. Leaving two servants to guard his treasure with shotguns, Phillipps
fled to Europe with his wife, planning to restore his finances by living in strict economy for
several years. However, the temptations dangled before him by booksellers and private owners
in Paris, Brussels, Geneva, Berlin and The Hague proved irresistible.
'Scores of the great collections of European princes, nobles and monasteries had been broken
up during the upheaval of the Napoleonic Wars and were flooding the antiquarian markets.
Raising 15,000 by mortgaging part of his estates, Phillipps plunged into a buying orgy that
made the rich English milord the sensation of the bookselling world. His prizes included heaps of
glorious illuminated parchments from the abbeys of France and Flanders, classical manuscripts,
ancient biblical texts, missals, feudal charters and hundreds of the earliest printed books.
Everywhere he travelled he was besieged by dealers only too happy to accept drafts on milord's
London bankers - many of which were not honoured for years.
'In 1825, when he decided it was safe to return home,, Phillipps took with him 36 huge chests
containing the greatest bibliophilic haul ever to reach England in one lot. His catalogue
astounded scholarly circles and made him the envy of librarians. His creditors, however, were
not so favourably impressed. By 1830 Phillipps owed 25,000 to London booksellers alone and
one unfortunate victim was hustled to prison as a bankrupt when the baronet's cheques were
returned dishonoured. Unpaid tradesmen laid siege to Middle Hill. Henrietta and her three
children were reduced to starvation rations and the staff was cut to a single decrepit retainer.
When a tax collector called at the mansion, Phillipps assaulted him with a cudgel and was lucky
to escape with a heavy fine.
'In 1831 he was forced to raise another mortgage, ostensibly to pay his most pressing debts.
In fact, all the money went into further huge purchases of books and manuscripts. This was
the last straw for his unhappy wife. Exhausted by the battle to feed and clothe her children
and terrified by the duns [debt-collectors] hammering on the door, she "was seized with an
oppression of the brain" and died in March 1832. Phillipps wasted no time on vain regrets. Soon
he was asking a friend: "Do you know of any lady worth 50,000 who wants a husband? I am
for sale at that price." The baronet's heiress-hunt lasted nine years and his reputation was so
unsavoury that eventually he had to settle for a parson's daughter with a meagre dowry of
3500. Even then he took her only after extorting from her widowed mother a contract to pay
his wife's yearly clothing allowance.
'Meanwhile, by dint of mortgaging, borrowing, delaying payments by litigation and other dubious
expedients, Phillipps went on satisfying his mania. He paid 7500 for a great store of medieval
documents from Battle Abbey and another 5000 for the manuscript library of the famous
collector Richard Heber [MP for Oxford University 1821-1826]. He browbeat the bankrupt William
Upcott [1779-1845] into parting with 32,000 royal and diplomatic letters and other historic
papers, the largest hoard of its kind in the world, in exchange for a pension of 150 a year -
and then had to be sued for payment. He bought cartloads of valuable old Foreign Office and
Treasury papers which he found the Government had been selling to a waste dealer at 8 a ton.
'By the 1840s it was reputed that the Phillipps collection was worth at least 125,000, though
the few scholars invited to Middle Hill were horrified by the spectacle they encountered. Amid
dust and mouldy bindings, almost every room was crammed to the ceiling with crates, chests
and shelves, leaving only narrow passages for the owner to crawl through. Books had gradually
ousted the family from bedrooms, dining-room and drawing-room until the servants' quarters
became the sole refuge to eat and sleep. No window could be opened. Furniture and wallpaper
were rotten with decay. For several years Phillipps had been unable to reach his own bed and
reposed on a sofa fully dressed. No cheese was allowed in the house in case it attracted mice.
Scattered about were logs smeared with paste which the baronet explained were baits to lure
the worms out of his old books.
'In this dim squalor the baronet's three teenage daughters were kept toiling like slaves at the
hopeless task of sorting and arranging the mass of treasures. All the girls finally escaped by
marrying, but Phillipps never forgave his eldest and favourite, Harriet, for her desertion. Harriet
ran away with a young Cambridge scholar, James Halliwell [1820-1889, Shakespearean scholar
and collector of English folk and fairy tales], whom the baronet had unwarily invited to Middle
Hill as a reward for collecting manuscripts for him. Thereafter he hounded the "heartless bitch"
and her husband with venomous fury for the rest of his life. He accused Halliwell of stealing
manuscripts from the [Trinity College, Cambridge] university library. He mortgaged his estate
to the hilt and even cut down the timber so that his heiress would inherit as little as possible
when he died. Most of the money went in purchases of the rarest items when the famous
libraries of the royal Duke of Sussex and the spendthrift Duke of Buckingham came on the
market.
'However, in the 1850s the baronet's reputation as a connoisseur suffered a heavy blow through
his dealings with the mysterious Constantine Simonides. For years Simonides [1820-1867] had
been travelling around Europe peddling what he claimed were priceless biblical and classical
manuscripts obtained from the Greek monasteries of Mount Athos. German experts had branded
him a rascally forger. In England the British Museum and the Bodleian Library at Oxford rejected
his offers with contempt.
'Phillipps thought he knew better. Simonides was summoned to Middle Hill and before his frauds
were finally exposed the Greek had unloaded 22 costly documents on the famous collector.
They included a "2000-year-old" Homer written on vellum and the "oldest known" scrolls of
Pythagoras, Hesiod, Anacreon and other authors of classical antiquity. Even when the disgraced
Simonides died of leprosy in Egypt in 1867, Phillipps was still asserting that at least 10 of his
purchases were genuine.
'The baronet's last years were a sordid chronicle of eccentricity verging on madness, morose
seclusion, endless law-suits and bitter family quarrels. In 1863 he left ruinous Middle Hill and
moved to a much larger house near Cheltenham. Processions of carts took six months to
transport his library across the countryside. He died in 1872. The dispersal of his collection
began eight years later.'
Sir Lionel Phillips, 1st baronet
Sir Lionel was a London-born mining magnate in South Africa from the 1890s onwards. The
following account of his attempted assassination appeared in 'The Times' on 12 December
1913:-
'Sir Lionel Phillips was shot yesterday in the streets of Johannesburg as he was going to the
Rand Club for luncheon. His assailant, named Nisnun [actually Misnun], fired four shots, two of
which hit Sir Lionel in the neck and the thigh. Sir Lionel was taken to hospital in a taxicab by Sir
Percy Fitzpatrick, who happened to be passing, and at a late hour last night a bulletin was
issued that one of the bullets had pierced his lung and the other his liver. The patient's general
condition, however, was good.
'From our correspondent - Johannesburg, Dec. 11 [1913]:-
'Sir Lionel Phillips was shot today as he was walking to the Rand Club for luncheon. The best
account of the attack is given by a man named Kelly, who took the revolver out of the would-
be assassin's hands. Kelly states that he noticed Sir Lionel Phillips walking along the pavement.
Opposite Beart's shop a man accosted him, and after a few words drew a revolver and fired a
shot. The shot went wide, and Sir Lionel Phillips tried to grip his assailant, who fired a second
shot, hitting Sir Lionel in the stomach.
'Sir Lionel crouched and tackled his assailant, again trying to seize the revolver. A third shot
was then fired, and Kelly ran to Sir Lionel's assistance. As he reached the spot a fourth shot
was fired.
"As I ran," said Kelly, "the man pointed a revolver at me and appeared to pull the trigger, but it
missed fire. I grabbed hold of his pistol arm, and then another man came to my aid and seized
the murderer's other arm. When the police arrived we handed the man over. When I first caught
hold of him the man said, 'Let me go; I want to shoot myself. It's all right; I won't run away.' "
'Nisnun, the assailant, whom is a Jewish storekeeper on the Ferreira Deep Mine, had sued the
New Rietfontein Company to recover wages pledged to him by the natives for money he had
lent them. The Appeal Court at Bloemfontein decided against him, and Nisnun then started a
store at Ferreira Deep. He gave credit to the natives and tried to collect debts himself from
natives in the compound. He was stopped by the company, and, imagining himself wronged,
determined to take revenge on Sir Lionel Phillips.
'Sir Percy Fitzpatrick gave the following account of the attack:-
"I was driving down Commissioner-street in my motor-car going home to lunch, and my man
Anderson was sitting beside me, when I heard a report which I thought was that of a burst
tire on a passing motor-bicycle. Then there was a second report and I also heard something
sing past in front of me which I knew was a shot. At that moment Anderson said to me:-
"It's Sir Lionel Phillips they're shooting." We both jumped out of the car. We left it in the
middle of the street and ran towards the man who was shooting. I saw him fire two shots,
and when I got about three yards from him somebody had him up against a window near
Beart's.
"I saw Sir Lionel stagger and I caught him. Another gentleman was helping him, but I do not
know who he was. Sir Lionel behaved perfectly splendidly. He said he was shot in the neck
and the side and that he felt the pain in the neck first and was suffering a good deal of pain.
He was perfectly cool, however, and said nothing about his assailant."
'A crowd collected immediately after the man began his attack, and he tried alternately to
keep the people at bay and to fire at his victim. He was, however, seized by a man named
Kelly and the driver of a passing taxicab named Ruff. As they closed with him he attempted
to shoot himself, but the bullet went into the air and left him uninjured.
'In the meantime Sir Percy Fitzpatrick and others had placed Sir Lionel Phillips in the taxicab,
and he was quickly driven to hospital, where it was found that two of the bullets had taken'
effect, one in the hip and the other in the neck. After a careful examination, however, the
doctors announced that the condition of the patient was not serious, and he was soon
resting quietly.
'Following his unsuccessful attempt at suicide, Sir Lionel's assailant remained perfectly cool,
and said to those who had seized him, "All right, you need not knock me about." The attitude
of the crowd, however, was very menacing, and Mr. Jordan, an assistant magistrate, who was
nearby when the shooting occurred, took charge of matters and bundled the man into a cab,
which was driven off to the police station.
'In conversation this evening Mr. Jordan said:- "The people behaved extraordinarily well when
they saw who I was, and they made way for me to the inside of the crowd, where I found a
policeman in charge of a little Jew, who was well known to me. The crowd were very angry,
and I took him by the arm and assisted the policeman to get him away."
'At the police station he gave the name of John L. Nisnun, and described himself as a store-
keeper on the Ferreira Mine, and of Russian nationality. He had in his possession a five-
chambered revolver, four chambers of which had been discharged. One cartridge remained
in the weapon, and two others were found in the man's pocket.'
At his subsequent trial, Misnun was sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment.
Sir Philip Harold Pilditch, 2nd baronet
Sir Philip died after falling from a roof in December 1949. The following report on the subsequent
inquest appeared in 'The Irish Times' on 10 December 1949:-
'A verdict of accidental death was recorded at the inquest yesterday in London on Sir Philip
Harold Pilditch (59), baronet, and partner of Pilditch, Chadwick and Co., architects and
surveyors, who fell to his death from the roof of the firm's offices in Old Bond street, London,
on Tuesday. Sir Philip fell about 60 feet into an enclosed bomb site from the four-storey
building.'
Sir Philip John Frederick Pilditch, 3rd baronet
Sir Philip was found shot dead in a wood at Crawley, Sussex in May 1954, a .22 rifle by his side.
His car had been found empty in Crawley two days before. The interesting facet to this case
was that, at the time of his death, Sir Philip's widow was pregnant. As a result, the succession
to the baronetcy was held in abeyance until the birth of the child. If the child proved to be a
boy, he would immediately inherit the baronetcy, but if a girl was born, the baronetcy would
pass to the late baronet's brother. In the event, a girl was born, and the baronetcy passed to
Richard Pilditch, brother of Sir Philip.
Three other cases of a similar nature were that of John Buxton Pelham, 8th Earl of Chichester,
Sir Anthony Frederick Mark Palmer, 4th baronet and Sir John Geoffrey James Briscoe, 6th
baronet. Chichester and Palmer were killed in action during WWII and at the times of their
respective deaths, their wives were pregnant. In both instances a son was eventually born,
who inherited his respective title the moment he was born. Sir John Briscoe's father was killed
in a motor crash in 1954, and when his son was born four months later, he immediately became
a baronet.
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