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Sir John Heathcoat Heathcoat-Amory, 1st Baronet (4 May 1829-26 May 1914), was a British businessman and Liberal politician.

Born John Amory, he was the maternal grandson of John Heathcoat, Member of Parliament for Tiverton, and assumed the additional surname of Heathcoat by Royal license. He was a partner of J. Heathcoat & Co, lace manufacturers, and also represented Tiverton in the House of Commons bretween 1868 and 1885. In 1874 he was created a Baronet, of Knightshayes Court in Tiverton in the County of Devon. In 1867 he commissioned the country house of Knightshayes Court under the design of William Burges.

Heathcoat-Amory married Henrietta Mary Unwin in 1863. They had five sons and four daughters (of whom six reached adulthood). Derick Heathcoat-Amory, 1st Viscount Amory, was their grandson while David Heathcoat-Amory is their great-grandson. Heathcoat-Amory died in May 1914, aged 85, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his second but eldest surviving son Ian. Lady Heathcoat-Amory died in November 1923.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Walrond
George Denman
Member of Parliament for Tiverton
With: George Denman 1868–1872
William Nathaniel Massey 1872–1881
Viscount Ebrington 1881–1885
Succeeded by
William Walrond
(representation reduced to one member 1885)
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Knightshayes)
1874 – 1914
Succeeded by
Ian Murray Heathcoat-Amory


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