This family, which was originally of Ipswich, Suffolk, derives from
WILLIAM STYLE, of that place, whose son,
JOHN STYLE, obtained an aldermanic gown in London, and wedded Elizabeth, daughter and co-heiress of Sir Guy Wolston, Knight, of London, by whom he had
SIR HUMPHREY STYLE, Knight, of Langley, who was Sheriff of Kent during the reign of HENRY VIII, and one of the esquires of the body to that monarch.
This gentleman espoused Bridget, daughter of Sir Thomas Baldrey, Knight, and had three sons, viz.
Edmund;The second son,
OLIVER, of whom presently;
Nicholas, alderman of London.
OLIVER STYLE, after serving the office of sheriff of London, purchased the manor of Wateringbury, Kent, and retired there.
He died in 1622 and was succeeded by his only surviving son,
THOMAS STYLE (1587-1637), of Wateringbury, who was created a baronet in 1627.
Sir Thomas married Elizabeth, only daughter and heiress of Robert Foulkes, of Mountnessing, Essex, and had issue,
THOMAS, his successor;Sir Thomas was succeeded by his only son,
Elizabeth; Susan; Anne.
SIR THOMAS STYLE, 2nd Baronet (1624-1702), who married firstly, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Airmine Bt, of Osgodby, Lincolnshire, and had, with other issue,
Thomas;Sir Thomas wedded secondly, Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas Twisden Bt, of Bradburne, Kent, one of the judges of the Court of King's Bench, and had, with other issue,
OLIVER, succeeded his father;
Elizabeth; Mary; Susan; Anne.
THOMAS, succeeded as 4th Baronet;Sir Thomas was succeeded by the only surviving son of his first marriage,
SIR OLIVER STYLE, 3rd Baronet (c1670-1703), who died a few months after he inherited, and leaving no issue, the title devolved upon his half-brother,
SIR THOMAS STYLE, 4th Baronet (c1685-1769), who pulled down the ancient mansion of Wateringbury Place, and erected a new seat, where he kept his shrievalty in 1710.
He espoused Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Charles Hotham Bt, and had issue, with two daughters,
CHARLES, his successor;Sir Thomas was succeeded at his demise by his eldest surviving son,
SIR CHARLES STYLE, 5th Baronet, who married, in 1770, the Hon Isabella Wingfield, daughter of Richard, 1st Viscount Powerscourt, by whom he had Dorothy, wife of John Larking, and a son, his successor at his demise in 1774,
SIR CHARLES STYLE, 6th Baronet (d 1804), who wedded, in 1794, Camilla, eldest daughter of James Whatman, of Vintners, Kent, and had issue,
THOMAS, his successor;Sir Charles was succeeded by his elder son,
THOMAS CHARLES, 8th Baronet;
Isabella Anne; Mary.
SIR THOMAS STYLE, 7th Baronet (d 1813), an officer in the army; at whose decease, unmarried, in Spain, the title devolved upon his brother,
SIR THOMAS CHARLES STYLE, 8th Baronet (1797-1879), MP, who wedded, in 1822, Isabella, daughter of Sir George Cayley Bt, of Brompton, Yorkshire, and had a daughter, EMMA (1828-34).
The heir apparent is the present holder's only son Shannon Gay Style (b 1969).
- Sir William Henry Marsham, 9th Baronet (1826–1904);
- Sir Frederick Montague, 10th Baronet (1857–1930);
- Sir William Frederick, 11th Baronet (1887–1943);
- Sir William Montague, 12th Baronet (1916–81);
- Sir William Frederick, 13th Baronet (b 1945).
His eldest son,
CHARLES STYLE (1777-1853), of Glenmore, Stranorlar, County Donegal, married, in 1812, Frances, eldest daughter of John Cochrane, of Edenmore, Stranorlar.
SIR THOMAS CHARLES STYLE, 8th Baronet, JP DL, inherited the Glenmore estate in County Donegal. His cousin,
SIR WILLIAM HENRY MARSHAM STYLE JP DL (1826-1904), 9th Baronet, of Glenmore.
It is thought that Sir William Frederick Style, 13th Baronet (born 1945) lives in the USA.
THE LODGE, Glenmore, County Donegal, was a Georgian house, built in the mid to late 18th century.
It was renovated for Sir William Style, in the Neo-Tudor style, in the early 20th century.
The house was demolished in the 1990s.
The Glenmore estate is well-known for its game activities.
First published in November, 2014.