Sir Henry Bellingham, 1st Baronet

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Sir Henry Bellingham, 1st Baronet (died October 1650) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1625 to 1626. He supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil War.

Bellingham was the son of Sir James Bellingham and his wife Agnes Curwen, daughter of Sir Henry Curwen.[1] He was educated at Queens' College, Cambridge in 1609,[2] and admitted to the Middle Temple a year later.[1] On 30 May 1620, he was created a baronet, of Hilsington, in the County of Westmorland by King James I of England.[3] He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Westmorland from 1625 until 1626 and again in the Long Parliament from 1640 until 1645.[1]

Bellingham married Dorothy Boynton, daughter of Sir Francis Boynton.[1] They had seven children, three surviving daughters and a son, James, who succeeded in the baronetcy, but died two weeks after his father.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d George Edward Cokayne Complete Baronetage, Volume 1 1900
  2. ^ "Bellingham, Henry (BLNN609H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ a b Burke, John (1841). John Bernhard Burke, ed. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland (2nd ed.). London: Scott, Webster, and Geary. p. 54. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir John Lowther
Robert Strickland
Westmorland
1625-1626
With: Sir John Lowther
Succeeded by
Sir John Lowther
Sir John Lowther, 1st Baronet
Baronetage of England
New creation Baronet
(of Hilsington)
1620–1650
Succeeded by
James Bellingham