Floyd baronets

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The Floyd Baronetcy is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 30 March 1816 for General John Floyd.[1] He was second-in-command at the Battle of Seringapatam in 1799. Floyd's daughter Julia was the wife of Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet. The fifth Baronet was a Brigadier in the 15th/19th Hussars and was Chief-of-Staff of the Eighth Army from 1944 to 1945. Between 1961 and 1968 he served as Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire. The seventh Baronet was High Sheriff of Rutland in 1968. The fourth baronet's youngest son, Charles Murray Floyd, was a prominent businessman, surveyor and land agent.

Floyd baronets (1816)[edit]

The heir apparent to the baronetcy is David Henry Cecil Floyd (born 1956), eldest son of the 7th Baronet.
The heir apparent's heir presumptive is Henry William Floyd (born 1994), his nephew and grandson of the 7th Baronet.

Arms[edit]

Coat of arms of Floyd baronets
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Crest
A lion rampant reguardant Argent murally crowned Gules bearing a flag representing the standard of Tippoo Sultan flowing to the sinister Proper.
Escutcheon
Sable a lion rampant reguardant Argent on a chief embattled Or a sword erect Proper pommel and hilt Gold enfiled with an Eastern crown Gules between two tigers’ faces also Proper.
Motto
Patiens Pulveris Atque Solis [3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 17102". The London Gazette. 23 January 1816. p. 133.
  2. ^ "Henry Edward Cecil (Harry) Floyd 1958–2013".
  3. ^ Burke's Peerage. 1959.

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