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Tatton Sykes

Male 1772 - 1863  (90 years)


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  • Name Tatton Sykes  [1
    Born 22 Aug 1772  Wheldrake, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 22 Aug 1772  St. Helen's, Wheldrake, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 21 Mar 1863  Sledmere House, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried 27 Mar 1863  St. Mary's, Sledmere, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I31490  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2021 

    Father Christopher Sykes,   b. 23 May 1749, Roos, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1801  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Tatton,   b. 14 Apr 1748, Wythenshawe, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1803  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 23 Oct 1770  Northenden, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 7
    Family ID F12924  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Anne Foulis,   b. Bef 31 Oct 1792,   d. 1 Feb 1861, Sledmere, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 68 years) 
    Married 19 Jan 1822  Ingleby Greenhow, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Children 
    +1. Tatton Sykes,   b. 13 Mar 1826, Westow, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1913, Metropole Hotel, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F18692  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 4th Baronet Sykes of Sledmere.

      "Sir Tatton Sykes, Baronet [1783], of Sledmere aforesaid, br. and h., b. 22 Aug. 1772 at Wheldrake, co. York; ed. at Westm. School, 1784-88; matric. at Oxford (Brasenose Coll.), 10 May 1788; was, at first, articled as an Attorney, but began sheep-farming in 1803, holding his 58th sale of sheep in 1861, being also one of the largest breeders of blood stock in the country; was an owner of racehorses from 1803 till his death, 60 years later, and for more than 40 years a Master of Foxhounds. He suc. to the Baronetcy, 16 Feb. 1823, and was Sheriff of Yorkshire, 1828-29. He m. 19 Jan. 1822, at Ingleby manor, co. York, Mary Anne, 2d da. of Sir William Foulis, 7th Baronet [1619], by Anne, da. of Edmund Turnor. She, who was bap. at Ingleby, 31 Oct. 1792, d. 1 Feb. 1861 at Sledmere, aged 68. He d. there, 21 March 1863, aged 90. [Complete Baronetage, citation details below]

      He was present at the St. Leger horserace every year for 74 years running, 1789 to 1862, and in 1846 the winning horse was called, after him, Sir Tatton Sykes.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5153] Mark Sykes: His Life and Letters by Shane Leslie. Introduction by Winston Churchill. London: Cassell and Company, 1923.

    2. [S49] Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.

    3. [S5150] "Papers of the Sykes family of Sledmere, Hull History Centre Catalogue, Hull History Centre, Hull, Yorkshire, England., year only.

    4. [S5152] Neil Jeffares, "Dictionary of Pastellists Before 1800.", year only.

    5. [S4310] Complete Baronetage ed. G. E. C. Cokayne. 5 volumes. Exeter: William Pollard & Co., 1900-06.

    6. [S49] Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas., year only.

    7. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site., date only.