Sir Theophilus Biddulph, 1st Baronet (1612 – 25 March 1683) was the son of Michael Biddulph of Elmhurst, Staffordshire.
He was a London Silkman who was knighted in 1660 and created a baronet in the Baronetage of England on 2 November 1664. His residence was Westcombe Manor, Greenwich, Kent.
He was Member of Parliament for London 1656–1659 and for Lichfield, Staffordshire 1661–1679.
He is mentioned in the diary of Samuel Pepys for 1664–5.
He died at Greenwich aged 72, and was buried 14 April 1683 at Stow Church,Lichfield and was succeeded by his son Michael. His brother Michael was also MP for Lichfield.
Westcombe Park is a largely residential area in Blackheath in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, south-east London, England. It is bounded by the main London-Dartford railway line to the north, the Blackwall Tunnel southern approach to the east, the Blackheath common to the south and a road, Vanbrugh Hill, to the west.
Baron Biddulph, of Ledbury in the County of Hereford, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 1 August 1903 for the banker and politician Michael Biddulph. He was a partner in the London banking firm of Cocks, Biddulph and Co and also sat in the House of Commons for Herefordshire as a Liberal from 1868 to 1885 and for Ross from 1885 to 1900 as a Liberal Unionist. His father Robert Biddulph had previously represented Hereford in Parliament while his younger brother Sir Robert Biddulph was Governor of Gibraltar. As of 2017 the title is held by the first Baron's great-great-grandson, the fifth Baron, who succeeded his father in 1988. In 1978 he assumed the additional surname of Maitland, which is the maiden surname of his mother, Lady Mary Helena Maitland, granddaughter of Ian Colin Maitland, 15th Earl of Lauderdale. She is a Patroness of the Royal Caledonian Ball.
The Vyner Baronetcy, of London, was a title in the Baronetage of England. It was created on 18 June 1661 for Thomas Vyner, Lord Mayor of London in 1653. The title became extinct upon the early death of the third Baronet in 1683. The third son, Sir Robert Vyner, 1st Baronet (1631–88) was also Lord Mayor of London.
Heraldic visitations were tours of inspection undertaken by Kings of Arms throughout England, Wales and Ireland. Their purpose was to register and regulate the coats of arms of nobility, gentry and boroughs, and to record pedigrees. They took place from 1530 to 1688, and their records provide important source material for historians and genealogists.
The Biddulph Baronetcy, of Westcombe in the County of Kent, is a title in the Baronetage of England. It was created on 2 November 1664 for Theophilus Biddulph, of Westcombe Park, Greenwich, Kent, Member of Parliament for the City of London and Lichfield. His son, Michael, the second Baronet, also represented Lichfield in the House of Commons. This line of the family failed on the death of the second Baronet's son, Theophilus, the third Baronet, in 1743. The late Baronet was succeeded by his first cousin once removed and namesake, Theophilus, the fourth Baronet. He was the son of Edward Biddulph, elder son of Simon Biddulph, younger son of the first Baronet. His grandson, Theophilus, the sixth Baronet, fought in the Battle of Waterloo and served as High Sheriff of Warwickshire in 1849. He was succeeded by his son, Theophilus, the seventh Baronet. He was a Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for Warwickshire. On the death of his son, Theophilus, the eighth Baronet, in 1948, the line of Edward, elder son of Simon Biddulph, younger son of the first Baronet, failed. The late Baronet was succeeded by his fourth cousin once removed, Francis, the ninth Baronet. He was the great-great-grandson of Walter Biddulph, younger son of Simon Biddulph. As of 2008 the title is held by his grandson, Jack, the eleventh Baronet, who succeeded his father in 1986. The three most recent baronets have resided in Australia.
Sir Michael Biddulph, 2nd Baronet, of Elmshurst, Staffordshire and Westcombe, Kent, was an English Whig politician who sat in the English and British House of Commons between 1679 and 1710.
This is a list of the sheriffs and high sheriffs of Staffordshire.
Levett is a surname of Anglo-Norman origin, deriving from that of the French de Livet, which is held particularly by families and individuals resident in England and British Commonwealth territories.
Sir John Bowyer, 1st Baronet was a 17th-century English soldier and politician.
Rev. Thomas Levett served as rector of Whittington, Staffordshire, for 40 years, and as a large landowner in addition to being a clergyman, played a role in the development of Staffordshire's educational system. He was also a member of one of Staffordshire's longest-serving families in ecclesiastical circles, having produced three rectors of the parish of Whittington. The Levett family also produced members of parliament, High Sheriffs of Staffordshire, Lichfield town recorders and businessmen who were friends and contemporaries of Samuel Johnson, Erasmus Darwin, writer Anna Seward, actor David Garrick and other local luminaries. Several streets in Lichfield are named for the family.
Thomas Levett-Prinsep (1800/1–1849), born Thomas Levett, was an English landowner in Derbyshire and Staffordshire. He took on the additional name of Prinsep on inheriting his uncle's holding of Croxall Hall.
Sir Edward Seymour, 2nd Baronet was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1601 and 1625. He was an ambassador to Denmark. During the English Civil War, he supported the Royalist cause.
Elmhurst Hall was a country house in the village of Elmhurst, Staffordshire. The house was located approximately 1.5 miles north of the city of Lichfield.
Theophilus Biddulph (1612–1683) was an English MP.
Biddulph is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
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Sir William Bassett was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1669 and 1693.
Sir Gregory Page, 2nd Baronet, was an English art collector and landowner, and a baronet in the Baronetage of Great Britain.
Galfridus Walpole was a Royal Navy officer, politician and postmaster general of the Kingdom of Great Britain. He lost his right arm after a naval battle against the French in Vado Bay, Italy, in 1711 and commanded ships for another nine years. He sat in the House of Commons from 1715 to 1721, when he took office as joint postmaster general.
Margaret Bromleynée Lowe was a noted English Puritan of Staffordshire origins. She married Sir Edward Bromley, a noted lawyer and judge of the period. After his death she established a base for sheltering and supporting nonconforming ministers at Sheriffhales. Leaving the area during the English Civil War, she spent the final years of her life at Loughborough.