Heywood Baronets


Heywood Baronets

The Heywood Baronetcy, of Claremont in the county of Lancashire was created on 9 August 1838 for the former Member of Parliament Benjamin Heywood, who had been instrumental in the passage of the Reform Act 1832.

Heywood Baronets, of Claremont, Lancashire (1838)

* Sir Benjamin Heywood, 1st Baronet (1793–1865), MP for Lancashire 1831–1832
* Sir Thomas Percival Heywood, 2nd Baronet (15 March 1823–26 October 1897). Heywood was the son of Sir Benjamin Heywood, 1st Baronet. He retired from the banking business set up by his father and settled, with his wife Margaret, at the family's summer home at Dove Leys, near Denstone in south Staffordshire. He greatly enlarged Dove Leys, built the local church of All Saints, together with a vicarage and a school. He played a major part in the founding of Denstone College, and was its first bursar. Heywood was also a Justice of the Peace for Staffordshire. He was an officer in the Staffordshire Yeomanry (Queen's Own Royal Regiment), in World War I attached to the Yeomanry Mounted Division in the Sinai and Palestine Campaign. His eldest son Arthur inherited his interest in metalwork, which led to his development of Minimum Gauge Railways.
* Sir Arthur Percival Heywood, 3th Baronet (1849–1916)
* Sir Graham Percival Heywood, 4th Baronet (1878–1946) High Sheriff of Staffordshire 1922.
* Sir Oliver Kerr Heywood, 5th Baronet (1920–1992)
* Sir Peter Heywood, 6th Baronet

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