Sir Arthur Kaye (c.1670-1726)

Sir Arthur Kaye was the third Baronet of Woodesham.


He was born circa 1670[1], the son of Sir John Kaye and his wife Ann (née Lister).

He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford.

He married Anne Marowe, daughter of Sir Samuell Marowe and his wife Anne (née Whorwood), on 22 July 1690. The couple had one daughter:

  • Elizabeth Kaye (died 1745)

He was the M.P. for Yorkshire from 1710 to 1726.

Sir Arthur Kaye died on 10 July 1726. Since he had no male heir, the title of Baronet of Woodesham passed to his nephew John Lister Kaye.


A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, and Scotland (1844) by John Burke & Sir Bernard Burke:

Sir Arthur Kaye, M.P. for the county of York, tn. Anne, daughter and co-heir of Sir Samuel Marow, bart. of Berkswell, in the county of Warwick, and left an only daughter,

Elizabeth Kaye, who married first, George, Viscount Lewisham, eldest son of William, first Earl of Dartmouth (who died before his father), and was mother of William, second earl. She conveyed the estate of Woodesome to her husband’s family. She married secondly, Francis, Lord North and Guildford, and by him was grandmother of Francis, present (1837) Earl of Guildford.

He died 10th July, 1726, when the Baronetcy devolved upon his nephew.


Notes and References

  1. Web site The Peerage give his year of birth as 1660, but most other sources state circa 1670.