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Hotham, Baron (I, 1797)


Creation: let. pat. 17 Mar 1797


Family name: Hotham




Barry of ten Argent and Azure on a Canton Or a Cornish Chough proper


Out of the Waves of the Sea a Demi Man naked holding a Sword erect proper and having on the left arm a Shield of the Arms of Hotham


On either side a Sailor habited proper resting his exterior hand on a Cutlass point downwards


Above the Crest:  Pro Patria (For my country);  Below the Shield:  Lead On



William [Hotham], 1st Baron Hotham

5th but 3rd surv. son of Sir Beaumont Hotham, 7th Bt., of Scorborough, co. York, by his wife Frances Thompson, dau. of Rev William Thompson, of Welton, co. York


8 Apr 1736


7 May 1813 at South Dalton, co. York


17 Mar 1797 Baron Hotham, of South Dalton, with a remainder failing heirs male of his body to those of his father

suc. by



Col of Marines 1779-87; Rear Admiral 1787; Vice Admiral 1790; served successively under Hawke, Howe and Rodney, being in command of the Mediterranean Fleet in a successful attack on the French navy 1795; Admiral of the Blue 1795, of the White 1799, and of the Red 1805; suc. his nephew Jul 1811 as 11th Baronet of Scorborough


Beaumont [Hotham], 2nd Baron Hotham


5 Aug 1737


6 Jun 1767 Susanna Norman (widow of James Norman;  d. 1 Aug 1799), 2nd dau. of Sir Thomas Hankey, Alderman of London, by his wife Sarah Barnard, dau. of Sir John Barnard, Lord Mayor of London


1. Lt Col Beaumont Hotham (b. 30 Aug 1768; dvp. Aug 1799), mar. 20 May 1790 Philadelphia Dyke (d. 20 May 1808), dau. of Sir John Dixon Dyke, 3rd Bt., of Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford, co. Kent, by his wife Philadelphia Payne Horne, dau. of George Horne, of East Grinstead, co. Sussex, and had issue:

1a. Beaumont Hotham, later 3rd Baron Hotham

2a. Rear Admiral Hon George Frederick Hotham, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1835 (b. 20 Oct 1799; d. 19 Oct 1856), mar. 12 Aug 1824 Lady Susan Maria O'Brien (d. 25 Mar 1857), 1st dau. and cohrss. of William [O'Brien], 2nd Marquess of Thomond, by his wife Elizabeth Trotter, dau. and hrss. of Thomas Trotter, of Duleek, co. Meath, and had issue:

1b. William Henry Hotham (b. 15 Jun 1825; dvp. 5 Dec 1848)

2b. George Frederick Hotham, in India with the HEIC (b. 2 Jul 1827; dvp. 13 Apr 1854)

3b. Beaumont Hotham (b. 8 Sep 1833; dvp. 5 Jun 1848)

4b. Charles Hotham, later 4th Baron Hotham

5b. John Hotham, later 5th Baron Hotham

1b. Augusta Elizabeth Hotham (d. 1849)

2b. Hon Susan Frances Hotham, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1871 (d. 24 Mar 1921), mar. 6 Jun 1877 Rev A C Jackson, Curate of Horsham (d. 23 Feb 1907), grandson of Admiral Sir Peter Halkett, 6th Bt., and had issue

2. Rev Hon Frederick Hotham, Prebendary of Rochester (b. 16 Jan 1774; d. 10 Oct 1854), mar. 23 Nov 1802 Anne Elizabeth Hodges (d. 28 Jan 1982), 1st dau. of Thomas Hallett Hodges, of Hemsted Place, co. Kent, and had issue:

1a. Capt Sir Charles Hotham KCB RN, Governor of Victoria (b. 14 Jan 1806; dsp. 31 Dec 1855), mar. 10 Dec 1853 Hon Jane Sarah Holbech (widow of Hugh Holbech, of Farnborough, co. Warwick; mar. (3) 30 Aug 1860 Capt William Armytage RN (b. 4 Jan 1821; dsp. 11 Jan 1872), brother of Sir George Armytage, 5th Bt., and 2nd son of John Armytage, of Heath, Wakefield, co. York (by his wife Mary Assheton, only dau. of William Assheton, of Downham Hall, co. Lancaster), 1st son by his second wife of Sir George Armytage, 4th Bt.; dsp. 28 Apr 1907), 3rd dau. of Samuel [Hood], 2nd Baron Bridport, by his wife Lady Charlotte Mary Nelson, suo jure Duchess of Brontė, only surv. dau. and hrss. by his first wife of William [Nelson], 1st Earl Nelson

2a. Rev John Hallett Hotham, Vicar of Sutton-at-Hone, co. Kent (b. 25 Aug 1811; d. 25 Aug 1901)

3a. Rev Henry Hotham, Vicar of Woodnesborough, co. Kent (b. 19 Nov 1814; d. 30 Aug 1900), mar. 10 Jul 1845 Mary Hale (d. 16 Jun 1887), 2nd dau. of Hon John Hale, of Lower Canada, by his wife Elizabeth Frances Amherst, sister of William Pitt [Amherst], 1st Earl Amherst, and 1st dau. of Lt Gen William Amherst, Governor of St John's, Newfoundland, by his wife Elizabeth Patterson, dau. of Thomas Patterson, and had issue:

1b. Mary Elizabeth Hotham (d. 13 Aug 1902)

4a. Capt Augustus Thomas Hotham (b. 25 Jan 1817; dsp. 24 Dec 1896), mar. 17 Aug 1858 Anne Byam Stapleton (dsp. 14 Apr 1871), 2nd dau. of Rev Hon Miles John Stapleton, Rector of Mereworth, co. Kent (by his wife Anne Byam Kerby, dau. of T N Kerby, of Antigua), 3rd son of Thomas [Stapleton], 15th Baron le Despencer, by his wife Elizabeth Eliot, 2nd dau. of Samuel Eliot, of Antigua, by his wife Alice Byam, dau. of Col William Byam, of Byams, Antigua

5a. Rev William Francis Hotham, Rector of Buckland, co. Surrey (b. 28 Mar 1819; d. 10 Sep 1883), mar. 31 Jan 1855 Emma Carbonell (d. 28 May 1900), 5th dau. of John Carbonell, and had issue:

1b. Frederick William Hotham, later 6th Baron Hotham

1b. Hon Frances Emma Hotham, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1908 (d. 8 Jun 1920), mar. 8 Oct 1889 Very Rev Edward Reid Currie DD, Dean of Battle (d. 4 Feb 1921)

1a. Anne Hotham (d. 23 Dec 1878), mar. 27 Jul 1846 Rev Canon William Barlow (d. 8 Dec 1848)

2a. Louisa Hotham (d. 1894), mar. 12 Mar 1844 Lt Col Patrick Grieve (d. 11 Jan 1853)

3a. Frederica Hotham (d. 1 Sep 1843), mar. 20 Jan 1840 Rev Charles Montagu Doughty, of Theberton Hall, co. Suffolk (d. 23 Apr 1850), and had issue

4a. Amelia Dorothea Hotham (d. 24 Nov 1878)

5a. Henrietta Gertrude Hotham (d. 5 Apr 1858)

3. Vice-Admiral of the Red Hon Sir Henry Hotham GCMG KCB (b. 19 Feb 1777; d. 19 Apr 1833), mar. 6 Jul 1816 Lady Frances Anne Juliana Rous (d. 31 Jan 1859), only child of John [Rous], 1st Earl of Stradbroke, by his first wife Frances Juliana Warter-Wilson, only dau. and hrss. of Edward Warter-Wilson, of Bilboa, co. Limerick, and had issue:

1a. Rev Henry John Hotham, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge (b. 14 Dec 1822; d. 9 Apr 1885)

2a. Rev Frederick Harry Hotham, Rector of Rushbury, co. Shrewsbury (b. 3 Aug 1824; d. 11 Apr 1887), mar. 17 Dec 1851 Eleanor Gosling (d. 22 Apr 1909), 4th dau. of Robert Gosling DL, of Botley's Park, co. Surrey, and Hassobury, co. Essex, by his wife Georgina Vere Sullivan, yst. dau. of Rt Hon John Sullivan MP by his wife Lady Henrietta Anne Barbara Hobart, 2nd dau. of George [Hobart], 3rd Earl of Buckinghamshire, by his wife Albinia Bertie, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Lord Vere Bertie (by his wife Ann Casey, illegit. dau. of Sir Cecil Wray, 11th Bt.), 2nd son by his second wife of Robert [Bertie], 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, and had issue:

1b. Capt Henry Edward Hotham (b. 1 Aug 1855; d. 13 Jun 1912), mar. 17 Dec 1896 Ethel Lindsay Wood (b. 22 Jan 1874; d. 10 Nov 1949), 2nd dau. of Collingwood Lindsay Wood DL JP, of Freeland, Forgandenny, co. Perth, by his first wife Dulcibella Barrett, dau. of Samuel G Barrett, of Heighington, co. Durham, and had issue:

1c. Henry Frederick Hotham, later 7th Baron Hotham

2c. Maj Hon Peter Hotham, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1924 (b. 27 Apr 1904; d. 1991), mar. 4 Oct 1934 Margaret Williams-Wynn, 2nd dau. of Col Sir Robert William Herbert Watkin Williams-Wynn, 9th Bt., and had issue

3c. Lt Cdr Hon John David Hotham DSC RN, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1924 (b. 19 Apr 1911; d. 24 Mar 1962), mar. 11 Apr 1939 Aileen Coates (mar. (2) 27 Sep 1969 her brother-in-law Lt Cdr Colin Edward Hugh Smith RN (d. 1975), son of Vice Admiral Humphrey Hugh Smith DSO), dau. of Capt Harry Coates, and had issue

1c. Hon Eleanor Ethel Hotham, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1924, mar. 26 Dec 1935 John Du Preez, son of H J Du Preez, of Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, and had issue

2c. Hon Elizabeth Dulcie Hotham, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1924 (d. 23 Jan 1969), mar. 7 Oct 1930 Lt Cdr Colin Edward Hugh Smith RN (d. 1975), son of Vice Admiral Humphrey Hugh Smith DSO, and had issue

3c. Hon Catherine Muriel Dulcie, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1924 (d. 1996), mar. 12 Apr 1939 Lt Gen Sir Roger Herbert Bower KCB KBE (d. 1990), and had issue

2b. Beaumont George Hotham (b. 10 Feb 1859; d. 14 Dec 1895)

3b. William Hotham (b. 16 Nov 1861; dvp. 13 Feb 1864)

4b. Capt Algernon John Hotham RN (b. 28 Apr 1863; d. 10 Feb 1913), mar. 12 Sep 1906 Grace Adeline Rous de Horsey (d. 6 Oct 1963), 2nd dau. of Admiral Sir Algernon de Horsey KCB, and had issue

5b. George Frederick Hotham (b. 9 Sep 1864; dvp. 1 Jan 1865)

6b. Maj Francis Herbert Hotham (b. 20 Sep 1865; d. 30 Oct 1914)

7b. Robert Harry Hotham (b. 24 May 1874; d. 14 Sep 1929)

1b. Eleanor Frances Hotham (d. 4 Oct 1930), mar. 1 Oct 1878 Sir William St Andrew Rouse Boughton, 12th Bt., and had issue

2b. Louisa Charlotte Hotham (dvp. 1864)

3b. Georgina Amelia Hotham (dsp. 3 Jan 1922), mar. 3 Jan 1889 Arthur Devereux Cripps (dsp. 29 Dec 1903)

4b. Emily Harriet Hotham (d. 5 Sep 1932), mar. 5 May 1885 Lyde Ernest George Benson, barrister-at-law, of Larden Cottage, Much Wenlock (d. 12 Sep 1924), and had issue

5b. Evelyn Mary Hotham

3a. Capt Beaumont Williams Hotham, HM Consul at Calais 1859-82 (b. 22 Aug 1825; d. 14 Jul 1915), mar. 13 Mar 1855 Charlotte Amelia Rich (d. 4 Jun 1910), yst. dau. of Admiral George Frederick Rich, and had issue

1. Hon Frances Hotham (d. 1836), mar. 30 Mar 1797 Admiral Sir John Sutton KCB

2. Hon Amelia Hotham (d. 8 Mar 1812), mar. 19 Dec 1798 John Woodcock, and had issue

3. Hon Louisa Hotham (d. 30 Aug 1840), mar. (1) 5 Dec 1804 as his second wife Sir Charles Edmonstone, 2nd Bt. (d. 1 Apr 1821), and (2) Jan 1832 Charles Woodcock, and had issue by her first husband


4 Mar 1814 (bur. at East Molesey, co. Surrey)

suc. by



barrister, Middle Temple 1758; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Wigan 1768-75; a Baron of the Court of Exchequer 1775-1805; knighted 1775; a Commissioner of the Great Seal 1783


Beaumont [Hotham], 3rd Baron Hotham


9 Aug 1794


12 Dec 1870 (bur. at South Dalton, co. York)

suc. by



entered the Coldstream Guards 1810; served in the Peninsular War 1812-14, being wounded at the Battle of Salamanca; present at the Battle of Waterloo 1815; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Leominster 1820-31 and 1831-41 and for the East Riding of Yorkshire 1841-68; Major Gen 1851; Lieut Gen 1858; General 1865


Charles [Hotham], 4th Baron Hotham


27 May 1836


29 May 1872

suc. by



Capt, 18th Foot, serving in the Crimean War and being wounded at Sebastopol


John [Hotham], 5th Baron Hotham


13 May 1838


13 Dec 1907

suc. by

second cousin


an officer in the Royal Navy, serving in the Crimean War 1854-56; High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire 1884


Frederick William [Hotham], 6th Baron Hotham


19 Mar 1863


9 Jul 1902 Eliza Benita Sanders (d. 14 Dec 1954), dau. of Thomas Saunders, of Saunders Park, Charleville, co. Cork


1. Hon Sylvia Benita Frances Hotham (d. 1991), mar. 24 Jan 1924 Ralph [Assheton], 1st Baron Clitheroe, and had issue

2. Hon Jocelyne Mary Emma Hotham (b. 1908; d. 25 May 1997)


s.p.m. 7 Oct 1923 (bur. at Dalton Holme, co. York)

suc. by

second cousin once removed


Henry Frederick [Hotham], 7th Baron Hotham, CBE


13 Aug 1899


16 Dec 1937 Lady Letitia Sibell Winifred Cecil (d. 1992), 1st dau. of William Thomas Brownlow [Cecil], 5th Marquess of Exeter, by his wife Hon Myra Rowena Sibell Orde-Powlett, only surv. dau. of William Thomas [Orde-Powlett], 4th Baron Bolton


1. Hon Geoffrey Frederick William Hotham (b. 26 Jan 1939; dvp. 27 Jan 1939)

2. Hon Robert Hotham (b. 26 Jan 1939; dvp. 26 Jan 1939)

3. Hon Henry Durand Hotham, later 8th Baron Hotham

4. Hon John Francis Hotham (b. 18 Jun 1942; dvp. 17 Sep 1944)

5. Hon Peter William Hotham (b. 10 Mar 1944), mar. 1978 Deborah Macdonald-Brown, dau. of G Macdonald-Brown, of Rose Cottage, Campsall, Doncaster, co. York, and has issue

6. Hon Nicholas Charles Frederick Hotham (b. 3 Jun 1947), mar. 1973 Jane Brydon, 1st dau. of D Brydon, of Thirley Beck Farm, Harwood Dale, Scarborough, co. York, and has issue


18 Nov 1967

suc. by



Henry Durand [Hotham], 8th Baron Hotham


3 May 1940


Jun 1972 Alexandra Bridget Stirling-Home-Drummond-Moray (b. 31 Mar 1941), 2nd dau. of Maj Andrew Charles Stirling-Home-Drummond-Moray, of Easter Ross, Comrie, co. Perth (by his wife Bridget Robertson, 3rd dau. of Charles Robertson, of Begbroke, co. Oxford), 2nd son of Capt William Augustus Stirling-Home-Drummond-Moray JP DL, 20th of Abercairny, by his wife and first cousin once-removed Hon Gwendolen Edwardes, 1st dau. of William [Edwardes], 4th Baron Kensington


1. Hon William Beaumont Hotham (b. 13 Oct 1972), mar. Katrina L Heyward, yst. dau. of Desmond Heyward, of Little Haseley, co. Oxford, and has issue:

1a. Merlin Frederick Hotham (b. 3 May 2006)

1a. Theodora Clara Hotham (b. 14 Jan 2008)

2a. Elfreda Nancy Hotham (b. 9 Mar 2010)

2. Hon George Andrew Hotham (b. 10 Jan 1974)

1. Hon Elizabeth Henrietta Alexandra Hotham (b. 10 Jan 1976), mar. Hugo J Lesser, 2nd son of Alan Lesser, of Tarn, France, and has issue


Last updated 8 May 2011




8th Baron Hotham, of South Dalton in the County of York

(Ireland, let. pat. 17 Mar 1797)

18th Baronet, styled "of Scorborough, co. York"

(England, let. pat. 4 Jan 1621/2)



Dalton Hall, Dalton Holme, Beverley, East Yorkshire HU17 7PY

Scorborough Hall, Driffield, East Yorkshire YO25 9AZ




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