Markham baronets

There have been two baronetcies created for persons with the surname Markham, one in the Baronetage of England and one in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.

The Markham Baronetcy, of Sedgebrooke in the County of Lincoln, was created in the Baronetage of England on 15 August 1642 for Robert Markham. The Markhams were a prominent family who took their name from Markham, Nottinghamshire and whose lineage extends to Sir Alexander de Markham, who was constable of Nottingham Castle during the time of King Henry III. The second Baronet represented Grantham and Newark in the House of Commons. The third Baronet sat as Member of Parliament for Grantham. The baronetcy became extinct on the death of the fourth Baronet in 1779. Their arms were azure, on a chief or, a semi-lion rampant issuing gules.[1]

The Markham Baronetcy, of Beachborough Park in Newington in the County of Kent, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 10 July 1911 for Arthur Markham. He was the founder of the Doncaster Amalgamated Collieries and also represented Mansfield in the House of Commons as a Liberal. The third Baronet was a member of the Legislative Council of Kenya.[2]

The arms for the extant baronetcy are azure on a pale argent three lozenges sable, issuant from a chief engrailed or a demi-lion rampant gules. The motto is Tenax propositi ("firm of purpose").[2]

Markham baronets, of Sedgebrooke (1642)

Markham baronets, of Beachborough Park (1911)

The fourth baronet has two daughters. The heir presumptive is his younger brother Richard Barry Markham (born 1954). The heir presumptive's heir presumptive is his elder son, Nicholas Charles Markham (born 1987).[2]

Coat of arms of Markham baronets
The winged lion of Saint Mark passant guardant Or resting its dexter fore-paw on a lozenge as in the arms the halo Gules.
Azure on a pale Argent three lozenges Sable issuant from a chief engrailed Or a demi-lion rampant Gules.
Tenax Propositi [3]


  1. Burke, John; Burke, Sir Bernard (1841). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland. Scott, Webster, and Geary. pp. 340–342. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  2. Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. pp. 2618–2619. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
  3. Burke's Peerage. 1949.