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 conjunction with the Earl of Gainsborough, held sway over Rutland. He could be expected to support administration, but made no mark at Westminster. He died 29 July 1795. His nephew Sir Gilbert Heathcote* failed in his bid to succeed him.
E. D. Heathcote, Acct. of ... Heathcote, 95-97.