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Headley, Baron (I, 1797 - 1994)


Creation: let.pat. 27 Nov 1797


Extinct: 23 Feb 1994


Family name: Allanson-Winn




Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Ermine on a Fess Vert three Eagles displayed Or (Winn); 2nd and 3rd, Paly wavy of six Or and Azure on a Chief indented Gules a Lion passanr guardant Or (Allanson)


1st.: A Demi-Eagle displayed Or ducally gorged Ermine (Winn); 2nd: Issuant from a Mount Vert a Demi-Lion rampant guardant Or holding in the paws a Cross Gules (Allanson)


Dexter: An Eagle wings inverted Or ducally gorged Ermine; Sinister: A Lion guardant Or holding in the dexter paw a Cross Gules


Virtute Et Labore



George [Winn later Allanson-Winn], 1st Baron Headley

only son and heir of Pelham Winn, of South Ferraby, co. Lincoln (by his wife Elizabeth Wighton, dau. of Rev Gilbert Wighton, by his wife Elizabeth Allanson, sister of William Allanson and Charles Allanson, of Sion, co. Middlesex), son of George Winn, of South Ferraby, co. Lincoln (by his wife Sarah Pelham, dau. of Charles Pelham, of Brocklesby, co. Lincoln), 2nd son by his second wife of Sir George Winn, 1st Bt., of Nostell, co. York



mar. (1)

12 Apr 1765 his second cousin once removed Anne Winn (bapt. 31 Dec 1734; dspms. 9 Oct 1774), 6th dau. of Sir Rowland Winn, 4th Bt., of Nostell, co. York, by his wife Susanna Henshaw, dau. of Charles Henshaw, of Eltham, co. Kent

only child by first wife

1. Georgiana Anne Allanson-Winn (b. 1769;  dvp. 1782)

mar. (2)

24 Jun 1783 Jane Blennerhassett (d. 1825), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Arthur Blennerhassett, of co. Kerry, by his wife Jane Girardot

children by second wife

1. Hon Charles Allanson-Winn, later 2nd Baron Headley

2. Hon George Mark Arthur Way Allanson-Winn MP (b. 14 Aug 1785;  d. 5 Nov 1827), mar. 27 Apr 1807 Elizabeth Mary Majendie (d. 18 Apr 1863), 1st dau. of Lewis Majendie, of Hedingham Castle, co. Essex, and had issue:

1a. Mark Allanson-Winn (b. 27 Jan 1808;  d. 17 Apr 1830)

2a. Edmund Henry Allanson-Winn (b. 26 Jan 1809;  dvp. 31 Jan 1820)

3a. Charles Allanson-Winn, later 3rd Baron Headley

4a. George Allanson-Winn (b. 8 Feb 1812;  d. 6 Jul 1828)

5a. Hon Rowland Allanson-Winn, granted the style and precedence the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant (b. 5 Jun 1816;  d. 8 May 1888), mar. 28 Mar 1854 Margaretta Stephana Walker (d. 10 Mar 1871), 2nd dau. of George Walker, of Overhall, co. Essex, and had issue:

1b. Rowland George Allanson-Winn, later 5th Baron Headley

1b. Hon Helen Margaretta Allanson-Winn, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1913 (d. 28 Feb 1941)

2b. Hon Stephanie Allanson-Winn, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1913 (d. 1 Apr 1940), mar. 6 Oct 1886 George Maryon-Wilson, of "Searles", Fletching, co. Sussex (d. 26 Jul 1941), 2nd son of Sir Spencer Maryon-Wilson, 10th Bt., and has issue

3b. Hon Margaretta Anne Allanson-Winn, granted gthe style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1913 (d. 22 Jun 1951)

6a. Arthur Archibald Allanson-Winn (b. 13 Sep 1819;  d. 20 Feb 1840)

7a. Walter Allanson-Winn, twin with Arthur (b. 13 Sep 1819;  d. 11 Jun 1836)

1a. Hon Jane Mary Allanson-Winn, granted the style and precedence of  the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant (b. c. 1812;  d. 13 Nov 1884)

2. Hon Jane Elizabeth Allanson-Winn, mar. 1805 John Knight, of Wolverley House, nr. Kidderminster, co. Worcester, and had issue

3. Hon Maria Allanson-Winn (d. unm.)


8 Apr 1798 (bur. at Little Warley, co. Essex)


14 Sep 1776 a Baronet of Great Britain, styled "of Little Warley, co. Essex"

27 Nov 1797 Lord Headley, Baron Allanson and Winn of Aghadoe, co. Kerry

suc. by

son by second wife


admitted to Lincoln's Inn 1743/4 and called to the Bar 1755; a Baron of the Exchequer in Scotland 1761-76; on the death of his cousin Mark Winn he suc. to the estate of Little Warley, co. Essex 1763; on the death of his cousin Charles Allanson he suc. to the estate of Bramham Biggin, nr. Tadcaster, co. York 1775; took the name of Allanson before that of Winn for himself and his issue by Royal Warrant 1777; Member of Parliament for Ripon 1789-98


Charles [Allanson-Winn], 2nd Baron Headley


25 Jun 1784


19 Nov 1825 Anne Matthews (b. c. 1776; d. 16 Feb 1863)


s.p. 9 Apr 1840 (bur. at Aghadoe, co. Kerry)

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Tory) for Ripon 1806-07, for Malton 1807-08, and for Ludgershall 1811-12; suc. his distant cousin as 8th Bt. "of Nostell" 1833


Charles [Allanson-Winn], 3rd Baron Headley


25 Jun 1810


29 Jun 1841 Maria Margaret D'Arley (d. 24 Apr 1894; bur. at Aghadoe, co. Kerry), 1st dau. of Major ..... D'Arley


1. Hon Rowland William Allanson-Winn (b. 18 Jun 1842; dvp. 20 Jun 1842)

2. Hon Charles Mark Allanson-White, later 4th Baron Headley

1. Hon Laura Jane Allanson-Winn (d. 26 Oct 1923), mar. 5 Feb 1874 St Lawrence Robert Morgan Tighe (d. 2 Apr 1895), and had issue

2. Hon Millicent Julia Allanson-Winn (d. 13 Jul 1933), mar. 22 Apr 1876 Rev Richard J Livingstone, Rector of Pencombe-cum-Marston Stannett, co. Hereford, Hon Canon of Liverpool (d. 14 Oct 1907), and had issue

3. Hon Marion Sybil Allanson-White (d. Apr 1934), mar. (1) 25 Feb 1875 Capt Alexander Francis Poswell JP DL, of Hurdcott House, co. Wiltshire (d. 4 Dec 1886), and (2) 13 Nov 1890 Rev Benjamin Whitefoord, Vicar of Potterne, co. Wiltshire, and Prebendary of Salisbury, formerly Principal of Salisbury Theological College (d. 1910), and had issue by her first husband


30 Jul 1877 (bur. at Aghadoe, co. Kerry)

suc. by



a Representative Peer for Ireland (Conservative) 1868-77


Charles Mark [Allanson-Winn], 4th Baron Headley, JP DL


4 Dec 1845


31 Oct 1867 Bessie Houssemayne Blennerhassett (d. Oct 1928), dau. of Rev John Blennerhasset, Rector of Ryme, co. Dorset, by his wife Elizabeth Houssemayne du Boulay, dau. of Francis James Houssemayne du Boulay, of Forest House, co. Essex

only child

1. Hon Avis Millicent Blennerhassett Allanson-Winn (d. 29 Apr 1936), mar. (1) 27 Apr 1896 Herbert D H Crosse, of Newell House, Sherborne, co. Dorset (d. 18 Oct 1908), and (2) 29 Apr 1911 R Llewellyn Jones Llewellyn (d. 19 Apr 1934), and had issue by both husbands


s.p.m. 13 Jan 1913 (bur. at Little Warley, co. Essex)

suc. by



Capt, Hon Artillery Company 1881-85; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1883-86; declared bankrupt 1886


Rowland George [Allanson-Winn], 5th Baron Headley, JP DL


19 Jan 1855

mar. (1)

27 Oct 1899 Teresa St Josephine Johnson (d. 23 Oct 1919), yst. dau. of W H Johnson, Governor of Leh and Jummu

children by first wife

1. Hon Rowland Patrick John George Allanson-Winn, later 6th Baron Headley

2. Hon Charles Rowland Allanson-Winn, later 7th Baron Headley

3. Thomas Frederick George Allanson-Winn (b. 3 Aug 1903;  dvp. 15 Aug 1904)

4. Hon John Valentine Allanson-Winn (b. 31 Oct 1904;  dsp. 19...), mar. 23 Nov 1942 Barbara Muriel Sparks, dau. of Owen Sparks, of Bridgetown, Western Australia, Australia

5. Hon Owain Gwynedd Allanson-Winn, of 8 Genevafontein, George East, South Africa (b. 15 Feb 1906;  dsp. 19...), mar. 29 Oct 1938 Ruth Pearson (former wife of Harry Stuart Pearson), 2nd dau. of Cecil Orpin, of Strand House, Youghal, co. Cork

1. Anne Allanson-White (b. and dvp. 15 Feb 1908)

mar. (2)

11 Feb 1921 Barbara Janet Ainsleigh Kilpatrick (d. 1929), 7th dau. of Robert Lawrence Kilpatrick, of co. Kerry, by his wife Elizabeth Baynton (widow of Thomas Baynton, of Darlington, co. York)

mar. (3)

28 Jul 1929 Catharine Bashford (widow of Maj Lindsay Bashford OBE; d. 6 Jan 1947), dau. of Joseph Williams Lovibond, of Lake House, co. Wiltshire


22 Jun 1935 (bur. in the Muslim Cemetery)

suc. by

son by first wife


President, British Muslim Society; made the Pilgrimage to Mecca 1923


Rowland Patrick John George [Allanson-Winn], 6th Baron Headley


22 May 1901


18 Aug 1936 Edith Jane Dods, yst. dau. of Rev George Dods, Minister of the Parish of Barr, co. Ayr


s.p. 17 Dec 1969

suc. by



served in World War II as F/Offr RAFVR 1939-43 and as Lieut RNR 1943-45


Charles Rowland [Allanson-Winn], 7th Baron Headley


19 May 1902


8 Feb 1927 Hilda May Thorpe, 1st dau. of Thomas Wells Thorpe, of 52 Redlington Road, London NW


1. Hon John Rowland Allanson-Winn (b. 14 Oct 1934; dvp. 1990)

1. Hon Pamela Joan Allanson-Winn (b. 25 Mar 1928) ,mar. 1948 Ivan Beshoff, and has issue

2. Hon Janet Diana Allanson-Winn (b.13 Apr 1932), mar. (1) 1955 (div. 1969) Antony John Vlassopulos, barrister-at-law, and (2) 1975 David Walter Webb, of "Springs", Rookery Drive, Westcott, co. Surrey, and has issue by her first husband

3. Hon Susan Ethel Allanson-Winn (b. 26 May 1936)


s.p.m.s. 23 Feb 1994



On the death of the 7th Baron Headley the Barony of Headley became extinct.


First written 13 Feb 2013



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