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Tollemache, of Helmingham, co. Suffolk (E Baronet, 1611 - 1821)


Creation: let.pat. 22 May 1611


Extinct: 9 Mar 1821


Family name: Tollemache




Argent a Fret Sable







Sir Lionel Tollemache, 1st Bt.

son and heir of Lionel Tollemache, of Helmingham, co. Suffolk, by his wife Susanna Jermyn, dau. of Sir Ambrose Jermyn, of Rushbrooke, co. Suffolk


14 Dec 1562


10 Feb 1580/1 Hon Katharine Cromwell (d. 24 Mar 1620), only dau. of Henry [Cromwell], 2nd Baron Cromwell, by his wife Lady Mary Paulet, only dau. of John [Paulet], 2nd Marquess of Winchester, by his first wife Hon Elizabeth Willoughby, 1st dau. and cohrss. by his second wife of Robert [Willoughby], 2nd Baron Willoughby de Broke


1. Sir Lionel Tollemache, 2nd Bt.

2. Robert Tollemache, mar. Dorothy Lane, dau. of John Lane, of co. Stafford

3. Edward Tollemache

1. Susan Tollemache, mar. Sir Henry D'Oyly, of Shottisham, co. Suffolk (d. 5 Mar 1616), and had issue

2. Mary Tollemache, mar. Roger Castle, of Runningham

3. Catherine Tollemache, mar. Drake William Platers, of Norfolk

4. Anne Tollemache, mar. 20 Feb 1608/9 Robert Gosnold, of Otley, co. Suffolk (b. 1587; d. 16...), 1st son of Robert Gosnold, of Otley, co. Suffolk, by his wife Amy Forth, dau. of Robert Forth, of Butley, and had issue


between 1617 and 1621


22 May 1611 a Baronet of England, styled "of Helmingham, co. Suffolk"

suc. by



Sheriff of Suffolk 1592-93, 1608-09 and 1616-17; knighted 1612


Sir Lionel Tollemache, 2nd Bt., PC


1 Aug 1591


c. 1620 Hon Elizabeth Stanhope (d. c. 1661), dau. and cohrss. in her issue of John [Stanhope], 1st Baron Stanhope of Harrington, by his second wife Margaret MacWilliams, dau. of Henry MacWilliams


1. Sir Lionel Tollemache, 3rd Bt.

1. Elizabeth Tollemache (bur. 14 Apr 1671 at Horseheath, co. Cambridge), mar. (1) c. 1 Oct 1631 William [Alington], 1st Baron Alington, and (2) c. 1651 Hon Sir William Compton (d. 18 Oct 1663), 3rd son of Spencer [Compton], 2nd Earl of Northampton, by his wife Mary Beaumont, dau. of Sir Francis Beaumont, of Cole Orton, co. Leicester, and had issue by her first husband

2. Catherine Tollemache (d. before Jul 1663), mar. (1) in or before 1638 Sir Charles Mordaunt, 3rd Bt., of Massingham Parva, co. Norfolk, and (2) as his second wife Sir Charles Lee, of Billesley, co. Warwick (b. c. 1620; d. 18 Oct 1700), and had issue by her first husband

3. Susannah Tollemache, mar. Sir Henry Felton, 2nd Bt., of Playford, co. Suffolk, and had issue

4. Anne Tollemache, mar. 1642 as his first wife Sir Robert Broke, 1st Bt., of Nacton, co. Suffolk, and had issue

5. Jane Tollemache, mar. Thomas Cholmondeley, of Vale Royal, co. Chester, and had issue

6. Bridget Tollemache, mar. Sir Nicholas Bacon, of Shrubland, co. Suffolk, and had issue


6 Sep 1640 (bur. at Helmingham, co. Suffolk)

suc. by



knighted 1612; Member of Parliament for Oxford 1621-22 and 1928-29; Privy Councillor to King James I and King Charles I


Sir Lionel Tollemache, 3rd Bt.



before 22 May 1651 Lady Elizabeth Murray, suo jure Countess of Dysart


1. Hon Sir Lionel Tollemache, 4th Bt., later 3rd Earl of Dysart

2. Lt Gen Hon Thomas Tollemache, Governor of Portsmouth 1688 and of the Isle of Wight 1693, Member of Parliament for Malmesbury 1689 and for Chippenham 1691 (b. c. 1651; bur. vp. 30 Jun 1694)

3. Capt Hon William Tollemache RN, died in the West Indies in command of HMS Jersey (bapt. Feb 1662; dvp. 25 May 1691)

1. Lady Elizabeth Tollemache (bur. 4 Feb 1657/8)

2. Lady Catherine Tollemache (bur. 1 Oct 1658)

3. Lady Elizabeth Tollemache (bapt. 10 Jul 1659; d. 9 May 1735), mar. 12 Mar 1677/8 Archibald [Campbell], 1st Duke of Argyll, and had issue

4. Lady Catherine Tollemache (bapt. 1661; d. c. 1705), mar. (1) 29 Dec 1677 Hon James Stewart, Master of Moray, styled Lord Doune, 1st son and heir ap. of Alexander [Stewart], 5th Earl of Moray, and (2) as his second wife John [Gordon later Sutherland], 16th Earl of Sutherland, and had issue by her first husband


25 Mar 1669 at Helmingham, co. Suffolk

suc. by




Hon Sir Lionel Tollemache, 4th Bt., later 3rd Earl of Dysart


suc. his mother as 3rd Earl of Dysart 5 Jun 1698


The Baronetcy was held by the Earls of Dysart from 5 Jun 1698 until 9 Mar 1821, when on the death of Wilbraham [Tollemache], 6th Earl of Dysart, and 7th Baronet, the Earldom of Dysart passed to his sister and the Baronetcy became extinct


First written 8 May 2012



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