Gilbert Heathcote
(-c 1635)
Elizabeth Owtrem
George Dickons
Gilbert Heathcote
(1625-1690)
Anne Dickons
Gilbert Heathcote, 1st Baronet
(1652-1733)

 

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Hester Rayner

Gilbert Heathcote, 1st Baronet 61,170,171

  • Born: 2 January 1652
  • Marriage: Hester Rayner on 30 May 1682
  • Died: 25 January 1733, St. Swithin's Lane, London aged 81
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bullet  General Notes:

He was a member of the Vintners' Company, London, and traded as a
Spanish wine merchant with Jamaica and the East Indies. He took an
active part in the founding of the Bank of England in 1694, becoming
first a Director and in 1708 a Governor of the Bank. He was also
Governor of the Eastland Company; President of St. Thomas' Hospital;
Colonel of the Blue Regiment of the Artillery Company; MP for London
in five parliaments from 1701 - 1713; MP for Helston 1715- 1720; for
Lymington 1722 - 1727; and for St. Germans from 1727 until his death
in 1733. He was Alderman of Walbrook also in 1702. He was Sheriff of London
1703 -1704 and Lord Mayor of London 1710 - 1711. He was created a
Baronet on 17 January 1733 and died eight days later aged eighty-one.
At his death his worth was estimated to be 700,000 pounds sterling.
The Lord Mayor travels in the ceremonial gold coach which was
constructed in 1757 at a cost of 1,065. Until 1711, when Mayor Sir
Gilbert Heathcote was unsaddled by a drunken flower girl, the Lord
Mayor used to ride on horseback.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Knighthood: 29 October 1702, Guildhall, London.

2. Baronet: 17 January 1733.


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Gilbert married Hester Rayner, daughter of Christopher Rayner and Unknown, on 30 May 1682. (Hester Rayner was born in 1659, died on 27 September 1714 and was buried on 6 October 1714 in Low Leyton Church, Essex..)




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