The Watkin Baronetcy, of Northenden in the County Palatine of Chester (now Cheshire), was a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 12 May 1880 for the railway magnate and politician Sir Edward William Watkin. He was succeeded by his son, Alfred Meller Watkin, the second Baronet, who sat as Liberal Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby. The title became extinct on the second Baronet's death in 1914.
Northenden is a suburb of Manchester, England, with a population of 14,771 at the 2011 census. It lies on the south side of the River Mersey, 4.2 miles (6.8 km) west of Stockport and 5.2 miles (8.4 km) south of Manchester city centre, in the Wythenshawe district of south Manchester. It is bounded by Didsbury to the north, Gatley to the east, and the rest of Wythenshawe to the south and west.
Cheshire is a county in North West England, bordering Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south and Flintshire, Wales and Wrexham county borough to the west. Cheshire's county town is the City of Chester (118,200); the largest town is Warrington (209,700). Other major towns include Crewe (71,722), Ellesmere Port (55,715), Macclesfield (52,044), Northwich (75,000), Runcorn (61,789), Widnes (61,464) and Winsford (32,610)
Sir Edward William Watkin, 1st Baronet was a British Member of Parliament and railway entrepreneur. He was an ambitious visionary, and presided over large-scale railway engineering projects to fulfil his business aspirations, eventually rising to become chairman of nine different British railway companies.
Duke of Westminster is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created by Queen Victoria in 1874 and bestowed upon Hugh Grosvenor, 3rd Marquess of Westminster. It is the most recent dukedom conferred on someone not related to the British royal family.
Marquess of Anglesey is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1815 for Henry Paget, 2nd Earl of Uxbridge, a hero of the Battle of Waterloo, second in command to the Duke of Wellington. The Marquess holds the subsidiary titles of Earl of Uxbridge, in the County of Middlesex, in the Peerage of Great Britain (1784), Baron Paget, de Beaudesert, in the Peerage of England (1553), and is also an Irish Baronet, of Plas Newydd in the County of Anglesey and of Mount Bagenall in the County of Louth.
Viscount Scarsdale, of Scarsdale in the County of Derby, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1911 for the prominent Conservative politician and former Viceroy of India George Curzon, 1st Baron Curzon of Kedleston, who was created Earl Curzon of Kedleston at the same time and was later made Marquess Curzon of Kedleston.
There have been five baronetcies created for persons with the surname Barker, three in the Baronetage of England, one in the Baronetage of Great Britain and one in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. All five creations are extinct.
There have been 19 baronetcies created for persons with the surname Campbell, seven in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia and twelve in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.
There have been four baronetcies created for members of the Acland family, which originated in the 12th century at the estate of Acland in the parish of Landkey, North Devon, two in the Baronetage of England and two in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.
There have been five baronetcies created for person with the surname Erskine, two in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia, one in the Baronetage of Great Britain and two in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. Two of the creations are extant as of 2010.
There have been seven baronetcies created for persons with the surname Palmer, two in the Baronetage of England, one each in the Baronetages of Ireland and of Great Britain and three in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. Four of the creations are extant as of 2015, one of which became merged into the first grantee's later barony: Baron Palmer, the first baron being an heir to part of the Huntley & Palmers international biscuit business and a patron of music. The other current creations were awarded to a lawyer and politician of wealth under Charles II, to a South Sea Company director under George III and to a shipbuilder, shipbroker who was a Liberal statesman under Victoria.
The Anson baronetcy, of Birch Hall in the County Palatine of Lancaster, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom held by a branch of the Anson family. It was created on 30 September 1831 for William Anson. He was the third son of George Anson; his elder brothers were Thomas Anson, 1st Viscount Anson, and General Sir George Anson. Sir William was the uncle of Thomas Anson, 1st Earl of Lichfield, and Major-General George Anson and the great-nephew of George Anson, 1st Baron Anson. His grandson, the third Baronet, was a lawyer and Liberal Unionist politician. He never married and was succeeded by his nephew, the fourth Baronet. He was the only son of Frederick Arthur Anson, third son of the second Baronet. The fourth baronet drowned in the Thames in July 1914, aged only twenty-five. He had not married and on his death the title passed to his first cousin, the fifth Baronet, the eldest son of Rear-Admiral Algernon Horatio Anson (1854–1913), fourth and youngest son of the second Baronet. He was killed in action in the First World War. He was unmarried and was succeeded by his younger brother, the sixth Baronet. His elder son, the seventh baronet, was a Rear-Admiral in the Royal Navy. As of 2018 the title is held by the latter's son, the eighth Baronet, who succeeded in 2018.
The Bagge Baronetcy, of Stradsett Hall in the County of Norfolk, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 13 April 1867 for William Bagge, Conservative Member of Parliament for West Norfolk. The sixth Baronet was Chairman of the West Norfolk District Council between 1976 and 1977.
There have been two baronetcies created for members of the Blackett family, both in the Baronetage of England. One creation is extant as of 2013. The Blackett family can be traced back to the Blacketts/Blakheveds of Woodcroft, County Durham, some of whom became highly successful in the lead and coal mining industries in Northumberland and County Durham.
The Smith, later Smyth, later Smijth, later Bowyer-Smijth, later Bowyer-Smyth Baronetcy, of Hill Hall in the County of Essex, was created on 28 November 1661 for Thomas Smith, High Sheriff of Essex in 1663. He was the great grandson of John Smith of Saffron Walden, Essex.
There have been twenty baronetcies created for persons with the surname Williams, eight in the Baronetage of England, three in the Baronetage of Great Britain and nine in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. Only five of the creations are extant as of 2017..
The Williams-Wynn Baronetcy, of Gray's Inn in the County of Middlesex in the Baronetage of England, and of Bodelwyddan in the County of Flint in the Baronetage of Great Britain, are two titles held jointly since 1880.
There have been four baronetcies created for members of the Wills family, owners of W. D. & H. O. Wills and the Imperial Tobacco Company. All four creations were in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.
The Raeburn Baronetcy, of Helensburgh in the County of Dunbarton, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 25 July 1923 for William Raeburn. He was head of the firm of Raeburn & Verel, Ltd, and also represented Dunbartonshire in the House of Commons as a Unionist. The fourth Baronet does not use his title.
The Welby Baronetcy, of Denton Manor in the County of Lincoln, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.
The Tichborne Baronetcy, of Tichborne in the County of Hampshire, was created in the Baronetage of England on 8 March 1621 for Sir Benjamin Tichborne, who was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Petersfield from 1588 to 1589 and for Hampshire in 1593.
The Des Voeux Baronetcy, of Indiaville in the Queen's County, was a title in the Baronetage of Ireland. It was created on 1 September 1787 for Sir Charles des Voeux, 1st Baronet, who had gained great wealth in India and who later represented Carlow Borough and Carlingford in the Irish House of Commons. He was the son of Anthony Vinchon de Bacquencourt, who had assumed the surname of Des Voeux. The latter was born in France but had settled in Ireland after incurring the wrath of his family for having abandoned the Roman Catholic faith. He was a writer of polemical works. The title became extinct when the ninth Baronet was killed in action in the Battle of Arnhem.
Sir Alfred Mellor Watkin, 2nd Baronet was a Liberal Party politician and railway engineer.