Heathcote, William, Sir, 5th Baronet (1801 -1881)

Sir William, the 5th Baronet, was the only son and heir of the Reverend William Heathcote, Prebend of Winchester and Rector of Worting in Hampshire, and Elizabeth, daughter of Lovelace Bigg Wither, of Manydown in Hampshire. He was ducated at Ramsbury School, Wiltshire, Winchester College, and Oriel College, Oxford, where he matriculated 30 October 1817, took a first in Greats in 1821, and was admitted to the Inner Temple 1822. He was a Fellow of All Souls 1822 1825, B.C.L. In 1824, he succeeded his uncle, Sir Thomas Freeman Heathcote, 4th Baronet. He took his D.C.L. 28 May 1830. He was elected Member of Parliament for Hampshire 1837 1849, and for the University of Oxford 1854 1868. He married, firstly, 8 November 1825, Caroline Frances Perceval, daughter of Charles George Baron Arden. She died 3 March 1835, and he married secondly, 18 May 1841, Selina, daughter of Evelyn John Shirley, of Ettington in Warwickshire. Part of his library was sold in London by Messrs. Hodgson on 31 March 1921.

Seat / Residence(s): Hursley House, Hampshire
Library Auction Details: Messrs Hodgson
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Heathcote, William, Sir, 5th Baronet (1801 - 1881) (Stamp 1) Motto: Deus prosperat justos
Helmet: Baronet
Crest: On a mural coronet a pomeis [roundel] charged with a cross or between two wings displayed ermine
Arms: Ermine three pomeis [roundel] each charged with a cross or in fess point the hand of Ulster
Heraldic Charges: coronet, mural, out of a, Heraldic Charges: cross, Heraldic Charges: hand of Ulster, Heraldic Charges: roundel, Heraldic Charges: roundels (3), Heraldic Charges: wings (2)
Heathcote, William, Sir, 5th Baronet (1801 - 1881) (Stamp 2) Monogram: W H
Crest: On a mural coronet a pomeis [roundel] charged with a cross or between two wings displayed ermine
Heraldic Charges: cross, Heraldic Charges: hand of Ulster, Heraldic Charges: roundel, Heraldic Charges: wings (2)