The Golding Baronetcy, of Colston Bassett, 1642-1716

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Golding, of Colston Bassett

Created 27th September 1642
Extinct about 1716

Golding crest of Colston Bassett

I. [Sir] Edward Golding, esq. of Colston Bassett, in the county of Nottingham, who was created a Baronet in 1642, married Eleanor, daughter of John Throckmorton, esq. of Coughton, in the county of Warwick, and had issue, of which the eldest son, John, was a Capuchin friar at Rouen. Sir Edward also entered himself a friar of that holy community, and died at Rouen, when the title devolved on his second son.

II. Sir Charles Golding, of Colston Bassett, who m. Mary, daughter of James Ravenscroft, esq. of Alkmundbury, in the county of Huntingdon, and dying in 1667, was s. [succeeded] by his son,

III. Sir Edward Golding, who m. the daughter and heir of John Wyldman [Wildman], esq. of Burton, in Leicestershire, but had no issue. He died about 1716, when the Baronetcy expired.

END OF LINE – This line died out with Sir Edward Golding.

Source: A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies by John Burke, Sir Bernard Burke. This book is available on

What is a Baronetcy?

Per Wikipedia, in the United Kingdom a baronet is a man who has the title Sir, like a knight, but who is neither

  • a senior member of one of the orders of chivalry, sometimes called orders of knighthood,
  • nor a Knight Bachelor.

Unlike the members of the orders of chivalry and a knight bachelor a baronet can pass his title to his children.

Baronets rank higher than knights, but below barons.