Landed Family and Estate Papers Subject Guide

Hildyard family, of Winestead

The Hildyard family can trace their origins to the thirteenth century and their connection with Winestead in Holderness began when Robert Hildyard, married Isabel Hilton in the early fifteenth century. Martin Hildyard (d.1545) demolished the medieval manor house after his son was drowned in the moat. Christopher Hildyard (d.1634) was knighted in 1603 and returned for parliament over a dozen times between 1588 and 1629. Robert Hildyard (b.1612) was on the privy council of Charles I. Robert Hildyard (1671-1729) was MP for Hedon and was responsible for building Winestead Hall. After the death of Robert D'Arcy Hildyard in 1814 the family title of baronet became extinct and Evelyn Hildyard was the last of her family to reside at the family home before its demolition in 1936. Members of the family continued to reside in Winestead. Archival holdings include a photocopy of the seventeenth-century 'Hildyard Leager Book' containing pedigrees and genealogical notes, a photograph of a 1636 plan of the lordship of Winestead and transcripts of title deeds in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. [DDX/58/31-33; DX/95/19]

Related papers are held at the East Riding of Yorkshire Archives Service [Accessions to repositories 1978 & 1982].

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