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The Heywood Baronetcy, of Claremont in the County of Lancaster, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 9 August 1838 for the banker, politician and philanthropist Benjamin Heywood. He had been instrumental in the passage of the 1832 Reform Act. The second Baronet was High Sheriff of Lancashire in 1851. The third Baronet was a railway entrepreneur and also served as High Sheriff of Lancashire in 1899. The fourth Baronet was High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1922. The fifth Baronet was an artist.

Oliver Heywood, younger son of the first Baronet, was a banker and philanthropist. Cecil Percival Heywood, second son of the third Baronet and father of the fifth Baronet, was a Major-General in the Army. The Right Reverend Bernard Heywood, son of Reverend Henry Robinson, fifth son of the first Baronet, was Bishop of Ely.

Heywood Baronets, of Claremont (1838)



  • 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...... ...
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