HEATHCOTE, John I (c.1727-95), of Luffenham, Rutland.
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Family and Education
b. c.1727, 2nd s. of Sir John Heathcote†, 2nd Bt., of Normanton by Bridget, da. of Thomas White† of Wallingwells, Notts. educ. L. Inn 1744. m. 27 Oct. 1764, Lydia, da. and coh. of Benjamin Moyer of Low Leyton, Essex (who suc. her half-bro. Robert Boothby to Chingford manor, 1774), 1s. 1da. suc. fa. to Steeple Gidding and Conington estates 1759.
Sheriff, Cambs. and Hunts. 1767-8.
Heathcote in 1790 stepped into the county seat coveted in vain by his father and spurned by his late brother Sir Gilbert Heathcote†. He was the choice of the 9th Earl of Exeter who, in c