_. Sir Anthony Bellingham, Baronet, who has died aged 71, was the 8th holder of the baronetcy, of Castle Bellingham, Co Louth, created in 1796.
Sir Anthony was managing director of City Financial Executive Recruitment.
Anthony Edward Norman Bellingham (pronounced 'Bellinjum') was born 24 March, 1947, the second son of Sir Roger Bellingham, MB, ChB, DA, 6th Baronet (1911-73), by his wife the former Mary Norman. He succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his elder brother, Sir Noel, the 7th baronet, in 1999.
His ancestor, Sir William, sometime secretary to the prime minister, William Pitt, and afterwards a commissioner for the Navy, was awarded a baronetcy, 19 Apr, 1796.
Sir Alan, the 4th baronet, married Lady Constance Noel, daughter of the 2nd Earl of Gainsborough, and descended from King William IV from his liaison with the actress Dorothy Jordan.
Sir Anthony was twice married. His first wife, whom he wed in 1991, was Denise Marie Elizabeth Moity. They divorced in 1998. He married secondly, in Thailand 1998 (div 2001), Namphon Buchar.
He leaves a son from the first marriage, William Alexander Noel Henry Bellingham, who now succeeds as the ninth baronet. He was born 19 August, 1991.