Two Baronetcies have been created in the Baronetage of England for members of the Littleton family.
The Littleton family had their origins in South Lyttleton, near
Evesham, Worcestershire. Thomas de Lyttleton was appointed a judge at the Court of Common Pleas in 1464 and was created a Knight of the Bath in 1475. His son Richard married Joan Winesbury heiress of Pillaton Hall and his grandson Edward, who was appointed Constable of Stafford Castlefor life, was High Sheriff of Staffordshireon three occasions. All subsequent Pillaton heirs were named Edward.
The Baronetcy became extinct in 1812 on the death of the 4th Baronet whose heir was Edward John Walhouse (see
The Baronetcy of Littleton of Stoke Milburgh was created in 1642 for
Adam Littleton, a descendant of Thomas Litleton of Speechly, Worcestershire, a younger son of Thomas de Lyttleton (above) ; this baronetcy became extinct upon the death of Sir Thomas Littleton, sometime Speaker of the British House of Commons, in 1709.
Littleton Baronets, of Pillaton Hall, Staffordshire (1627)
Sir Edward Littleton, 1st Baronet(c. 1599 – c. 1657)
Sir Edward Littleton, 2nd Baronet(c. 1632–1709)
Sir Edward Littleton, 3rd Baronet(d. 1742)
Sir Edward Littleton, 4th Baronet(c. 1725–1812)
Littleton Baronets, of Stoke Milburgh, Suffolk (1642)
*Sir Adam Littleton, 1st Baronet (d. 1647)
Sir Thomas Littleton, 2nd Baronet(c. 1621–1681)
Sir Thomas Littleton, 3rd Baronet(1647–1709)
* " History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland" Volume 2 p389 (1835) John Burke (ISBN 9781847271686)
* "The Baronetage of England Containing a Genealogical and Historical account of all the Baronetcies now existing" Kimber and Johnson (1771) Vol 1 pp 289-296 Google Books
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