Statham, John, Sir -1759)
Sir John Statham of Wigwell in Derbyshire was the eldest son of Thomas Statham of Tansley and Tidswell in Derbyshire, and his first wife, Barbara, daughter of Cromwell Meverell of Tidswell. He married Bridget, daughter and coheir of Henry Wigley Esq of Wigwell in the parish of Wirksworth in Derbyshire. He was Member of Parliament for St Michaels, and Surveyor General for the Duchy. He was appointed First gentleman of the Privy Chamber, with the intention of sending him as Envoy to Turin. He was knighted by Queen Anne 19 June 1714, the last knighthood to be conferred by the ailing Queen. His elder son, Wigley, died 5 June 1731, without issue, and his other son, John, died 20 February 1785 also without issue, his heirs at law being his kinswomen, the daughters of Samuel Eccles.