Robert Hesketh 1764-1824

Born: 18 April 1764 and died 22 March 1824. Buried at Poulton-le-Fylde.

Son of: Fleetwood Hesketh 1738-1769 and Francis Bold 1735-1809.

Brother of:

Bold Fleetwood Hesketh 1762-1819.

Robert married: Maria Rawlinson 1766-1824, eldest daughter of Henry Rawlinson of Glassyard Hall.  Maria married Robert 11 Sept 1790.

Robert and Maria had the following children:

Edward

Sir Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood 1801-1886 who married Eliza Debonnaire Metcalfe (known as Eliza), the daughter of Sir Theophilus Metcalfe.

Charles

Anna 1804-18?? who married Thomas John Knowlys.


We know about


At one stage it is assumed that Robert lived at Wennington, Hall, in the county of Lancashire.

On the death of his brother Bold, Robert inherited the Rossall estate, in West Lancashire which had belonged to his mother’s family.  The family’s land stretched from Heysham in the north to North Meols, near Southport and also most of Flyde.


Fleetwood Hesketh 1738-1769 father of Robert.

Francis Hesketh nee Bold 1735-1809 mother of Robert

Miniature portrait of Robert Hesketh (1764-1824) painted around 1785-91 by John Donaldson (1737-1801).

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Bookplate of Robert Hesketh of Heysham.

Bold Fleetwood Hesketh 1764-1824 brother of Robert

Miniature portrait of Maria Rawlinson 1766-1824: Wife of Robert.

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Anna Maria Knowles nee Hesketh: Daughter of Robert.

Sir Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood: Son of Robert.

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