Title: Sir 1 2
Name: Thomas HOLTE 1st Baronet, of Aston Stocklands, co. Warwick 1 2
Change Date: 07 AUG 2017
Birth: ABT 1571
Note: He died in 1654 in his 83rd year.
Public Office 1599
Thomas Holte was Sheriff of Warwickshire in 1599, and in 1603 was a member of a deputation to welcome King James. He was knighted on 18th April, 1603; and on 25th November 1612, created a baronet. Thomas enclosed Aston Park, and built Aston Hall, commencing in April 1618. 'In May, 1631, Sir Thomas took up his abode at his new residence, though it was not finished till April, 1635, and here he resided in great splendour, his ample resources enabling him to maintain in due state the dignity of his rank.'
Death: DEC 1654
Note: Buried on 14 December.
'The estimation in which Sir Thomas was held at Court was so great that he was nominated by Charles, ambassador to the Court of Spain, but, on the plea of advanced age, was excused from the discharge of that important office. When, however, the war broke out between the King and Parliament, the old Baronet warmly assisted the Monarch with his purse, but was disabled by age, being then more than seventy, from active service in the field. His previous habits of life also would have unfitted him for the discharge of military duties.
'In the month of October, 1642, on the evenings of Sunday and Monday, the 16th and 17th, Charles, whose army was marching from Shrewsbury to relieve Banbury Castle, staid at Aston two Nights as the guest of the loyal old Baronet; and this visit, trivial in itself, has invested with an undying interest the edifice, as identifying it with the hapless fortunes of the ill-judging monarch. To the present time the room where he slept is called "the King's Chamber", and, though it be bare, it retains a prestige which attaches to no other portion of the building.'
Father: Edward HOLTE Esq, of Aston b: 1541
Mother: Dorothy FERRERS
- Note: Sir Thomas and Grace had fifteen children altogether. 3
- Married: 1 2
- Edward HOLTE Esq., Groom of the Bedchamber to Charles I b: ABT 1599
- Dorothy HOLTE
Constance Anne LITTLETON
- Note: There were no children from this marriage. 1 4 5
- Title: Burke's
Page: Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies, 2nd Edition 1841
- Title: Visitation
Page: The Visitation of Warwick, 1619
- Title: A History of the Holtes of Aston
Abbrev: Holtes of Aston
Author: Alfred Davidson
Publication: E Everitt, 66 New Street, Birmingham, 1854
- Title: Visitation
Page: Visitation of Warwickshire 1682
Harleian Society Vol. LXII (1911)
Leigh of Stoneleigh pp.10-12
- Title: The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed
Abbrev: Complete Peerage
Author: G.E. Cokayne with Vicary Gibbs
Publication: St Catherine Press Ltd, London, 1910 and later
Page: Altham, Vol.1 pp.115-16