Birth: 7 December 1800

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Merstham, Surrey

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 1 June 1876

Place or Registered Place of Death: Reigate, Surrey

Father: William John Jolliffe

Mother: Julia Pytches

Spouse(s): Eleanor Paget

Date of Marriage: 8 October 1825

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: St. James's, Westminster, Middlesex


Hylton Jolliffe (1826-1854)
Eleanor Amelia Jolliffe (1828-1894)
Headworth Hylton Jolliffe (1829-1899)
Allada Harriot Jolliffe (1831-1908)
Wilhelmina Charlotte Jolliffe (1833-1837)
Julia Agnes Jolliffe (1834-)
Gilbert Hylton Jolliffe (1836-1844)
Cecily Emily Jolliffe (1838-)
Mary Augusta Jolliffe (1840-)
William Sydney Hylton (1841-)
Walter Hylton Jolliffe (1844-1889)
Montague Jolliffe (1846-)
Spencer Hylton Jolliffe (1853-)


William George Hylton Jolliffe, 1st Baron Hylton gained the title of 1st Baron Hylton.

William George Hylton Jolliffe, 1st Baron Hylton married, firstly, Eleanor Paget, daughter of Hon. Berkeley Thomas Paget and Sophia Askell Bucknall, on 8 October 1825. He married, secondly, Sophia Penelope Sheffield, daughter of Sir Robert Sheffield, 4th Bt. and Julia Brigidia Newbolt, on 19 January 1867.

William George Hylton Jolliffe, 1st Baron Hylton (7 December 1800 – 1 June 1876), known as Sir William Jolliffe, 1st Baronet, between 1821 and 1866, was a British Conservative Party politician.

Jolliffe was the son of Reverend William John Jolliffe. His paternal grandparents were William Jolliffe and his wife Eleanor Hylton, daughter and heir of Sir Richard Hylton, 5th Baronet (who had assumed the surname of Hylton in lieu of his patronymic Musgrave; see Musgrave Baronets) and his wife Anne, sister and co-heiress of John Hylton, de jure 18th Baron Hylton. Jolliffe first served in the Army and achieved the rank of Captain in the 15th Dragoons. He notably took part in the events at St Peter's Field in Manchester in 1819 (the "Peterloo Massacre"). In 1821, at the age of twenty, Jolliffe was created a Baronet, of Merstham in the County of Surrey.

He later sat as a Member of Parliament for Petersfield from 1830 to 1832, 1833 to 1835, 1837 to 1838 and 1841 to 1866 and served under the Earl of Derby as Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department in 1852 and as Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Government Whip) from 1858 to 1859. Jolliffe was admitted to the Privy Council in 1859 and in 1866 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Hylton, of Hylton in the County Palatine of Durham and of Petersfield in the County of Southampton.

Lord Hylton married, firstly, Eleanor Paget, daughter of the Hon. Berkeley Thomas Paget, in 1825. Their eldest son Hylton Jolliffe was a Captain in the Coldstream Guards but died from cholera during the Crimean War. Hylton married, secondly, Sophia Penelope, daughter of Sir Robert Sheffield, 4th Baronet, in 1867. He died on 1 June 1876, aged 75, and was succeeded in his titles by his second but eldest surviving son from his first marriage, Hedworth.

Mearstham Church
To the memory of Wilhelmina Charlotte Jolliffe, 3rd daughter of Sir William George Hylton and Eleanor Jolliffe; who died Feb. 1st, 1837, aged four years.


1851 Census:

Martham House, Merstham, Surrey
William G. Jolliffe - Head - Married - 50 - 1801 - Baronet, M.P. - London
Eleanor Jolliffe - Wife - 42 - London
Cecil Jolliffe - Son - 12 - 1839 - Merstham, Surrey
Mary Jolliffe - Daughter - 11 - 1840 - London
Walter Jolliffe - Son - 6 - 1845 - London
Montague Jolliffe - Son - 5 - 1846 - London

Sir William George Hylton Jolliffe
1st Baron Hylton