Cecil Bisshopp, 12th Baron Zouche

Parham Park House, West Sussex, seat of the Baronets Bisshope

Cecil Bisshopp, 12th Baron Zouche (1752–1828) was a Member of Parliament for New Shoreham who afterwards became the 12th Baron Zouche. [1]

He was the eldest son of Sir Cecil Bisshopp, 7th Baronet of Parham Park, West Sussex and succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his father in 1779. He entered Parliament in 1780 as the member for New Shoreham, sitting until 1790 and then again in 1796, sitting until 1806.

In 1815 the Barony of Zouche was called out of abeyance in his favour and he thus became the twelfth Baron Zouche. He died in 1828. He had married Harriet Anne, the daughter and heiress of William Southwell of Frampton, Gloucestershire, with whom he had 2 sons.

Both sons had died before him: the eldest son Lieutenant-Colonel Cecil Bisshopp had died in 1813 at age 30 at Ontario, Canada, from wounds received in action against the Americans. The second son Charles-Cecil, Royal Navy, died unmarried in Jamaica in 1808 of yellow fever after the frigate Muros was wrecked whilst endeavouring to destroy some batteries near Havana Cuba. Thus on his death in 1828 he was succeeded in the Baronetcy (but not the family estate at Parham) by a cousin George Bisshopp, Dean of Lismore in Ireland, while the Barony of Zouche once again fell into abeyance, this time between his two daughters Hon. Harriet Anne Curzon and Katherine Annabella, Lady Brooke-Pechell.


  1. "BISSHOPP, Sir Cecil, 8th Bt. (1753-1828), of Parham Park, Suss.". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 24 May 2016.

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