Sir Michael Biddulph, 2nd Baronet

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Sir Michael Biddulph, 2nd Baronet (c. 1652 – 20 April 1718) was an English politician.

The son of Sir Theophilus Biddulph, 1st Baronet and Susanna Highlord, Michael Biddulph was educated at St Paul's School and Christ's College, Cambridge.[1] He succeeded to his father's baronetcy in 1683. Biddulph was Member of Parliament (MP) for Lichfield from 1679 to 1685 and from 1689 to 1690. He was also for MP for Lichfield between 1695 and January 1701, between November 1701 to 1705 and between 1708 and 1710. Biddulph built and lived at Elmhurst Hall just north of Lichfield during his time as MP for the city. Biddulph was buried in Greenwich in Kent on 1 May 1718.

On 31 December 1673, he married firstly Henrietta Maria Witley, daughter of Colonel Richard Witley in Westminster Abbey in London and on 7 March 1697 or 1698 secondly Elizabeth d'Oyly, daughter of William d'Oyly. He had three daughters by his first wife, and two daughters and one son, Theophilus Biddulph by his second wife.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biddulph, Michael (BDLF670M)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Theophilus Biddulph, Bt
Sir Henry Lyttelton, Bt
Member of Parliament for Lichfield
1679–1685
With: Sir Henry Lyttelton, Bt 1679
Daniel Finch
Succeeded by
Thomas Orme
Richard Leveson
Preceded by
Thomas Orme
Richard Leveson
Member of Parliament for Lichfield
1689–1690
With: Robert Burdett
Succeeded by
Robert Burdett
Richard Dyott
Preceded by
Robert Burdett
Richard Dyott
Member of Parliament for Lichfield
1695–January 1701
With: Robert Burdett 1695-1698
Richard Dyott 1698-1701
Succeeded by
William Walmisley
Richard Dyott
Preceded by
William Walmisley
Richard Dyott
Member of Parliament for Lichfield
November 1701–1705
With: Richard Dyott
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Gough
Richard Dyott
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Henry Gough
Richard Dyott
Member of Parliament for Lichfield
1708–1710
With: John Cotes
Succeeded by
John Cotes
Richard Dyott
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Theophilus Biddulph
Baronet
(of Westcombe)
1683–1718
Succeeded by
Theophilus Biddulph