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Robert Hesketh (1764-1824)

Born: 18 April 1764 and died 22 March 1824. Buried at St Chad's, 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.  They married 11 Sept 1790.

Robert and Maria had the following children:


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


Anna Maria Martha Knowlys (1804-1886) who married Thomas John Knowlys (1803-1850) in 1828.

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.