Thursday, January 14, 2021

James Hardress Edwards-Heathcote 1951-2021

 _. James Hardress Edwards-Heathcote, of Forcett, North Yorkshire, who died 7 January, 2021, aged 69, was head of that landed gentry family, of Longton Hall.

He was born in 1951, son of Major Michael Lloyd Edwards-Heathcote [1912-1998], and his wife the former Patricia Elizabeth Waller [born 1928], scion of the Irish landed gentry family of that name, and descended from Sir Hardress Waller, the regicide, condemned to death at the Restoration for the execution of King Charles I, which sentence was commuted to life in prison.

He married Alison Hunter, by whom he had a son, William Hardress Edwards-Heathcote [born 1998[, who succeeds as head of the landed gentry family.


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