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John Hermengil Tichborne (1679 – 5 May 1748) was a Jesuit priest and the 5th Baronet Tichborne. [1] He succeeded to the title on the death of his older brother Henry Joseph Tichborne, the 4th Baronet in 1743. [2]

Born in Tichborne in Hampshire in 1679, John Hermengil Tichborne was a younger son of Henry Tichborne, the 3rd Baronet, and Mary née Arundel (1622–1698), [3] the daughter of Charles Arundell, a younger brother of Thomas, Lord Arundell of Wardour, a Catholic family. John Hermengil Tichborne was one of four sons and five daughters, four of whom died in infancy. [4] These included: Henry Joseph Tichborne, the 4th baronet; John and Charles Tichborne, who both died young; Winifred, who died as an infant; Lettice, who married Henry Whettenhall and whose son, Henry, also became a Jesuit priest in Europe; [5] Mary, who became a nun; and Frances, who in 1694 married John Paston. [6]

The Tichborne's were one of the leading Catholic families in Hampshire, and John Hermengil Tichborne entered the Society of Jesus on 21 October 1700 aged 21 and professed on 2 February 1717. [7] Between 1728 and his death in 1748 he lived mostly at Ghent in Belgium. [2] [8]

Father Sir John Hermengil Tichborne died unmarried in Ghent in Belgium in 1748. [2] The title passed to Sir Henry Tichborne, the 6th Baronet.


  1. ^ List of the Tichborne Baronets, European Heraldry website
  2. ^ a b c Cokayne, George Edward. (ed), The Complete Baronetage, Volume I (1611—1625), Exeter: William Pollard & Co. Ltd., (1900), page 161
  3. ^ Henry Tichborn in the England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973: (subscription required)
  4. ^ Walter, John. Tichborne, Sir Henry, third baronet (bap. 1624, d. 1689), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB) online (subscription required)
  5. ^ Henry Foley. Records of the English Province of the Society of Jesus, Vol. 5 (London, 1879), p. 801
  6. ^ Debrett, John. Debrett's Baronetage of England, London: J.G. & F. Rivington
  7. ^ Oliver, George. Collections Towards Illustrating the Biography, of the Scotch, English, and Irish Members of the Society of Jesus, Charles Dolman, London (1845), Google Books, p. 208
  8. ^ Frans Korsten, Jos Blom and Frans Blom. The Two Lives of Thomas Metcalfe, British Catholic History, Published online by Cambridge University Press: 16 February 2015

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