Henry Belasyse (1604–1647)

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The Honourable Henry Belasyse (1604–1647), also known as Henry Bellasis was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons of England variously between 1625 and 1642.

Biography[edit]

Belasyse was the son of Thomas Belasyse, 1st Viscount Fauconberg and his wife Barbara Cholmeley.[1] He matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1615, and was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1619.[2]

In 1625 Belasyse was elected Member of Parliament for Thirsk until 1626.[3] In 1628 he was elected MP for Yorkshire and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament.[4] In April 1640, he was re-elected for Yorkshire in the Short Parliament,[5] and was elected for Yorkshire again in November 1640 for the Long Parliament.[6] He supported the King and was disabled from sitting in parliament in 1642.

Belasyse died at the age of 43,[7] predeceasing his father.[8]

Family[edit]

Belasyse married Grace Barton, daughter of Sir Thomas Barton. They had the following children:[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gill 1852, p. 171.
  2. ^ "Bellasis, Henry (BLSS615H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ Willis 1750, p. 216.
  4. ^ Willis 1750, p. 226.
  5. ^ Willis 1750, p. 238.
  6. ^ Willis 1750, p. 252.
  7. ^ Lundy 2010, p. 18368 § 183676.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Gill 1852, p. 172.
  9. ^ Burke & Burke 1838, p. 470.

References[edit]

Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Belasyse
Sir William Sheffield
Member of Parliament for Thirsk
1625–1626
With: Henry Stanley 1625
William Cholmeley 1626
Succeeded by
Christopher Wandsford
William Frankland
Preceded by
John Savile
Sir William Constable, Bt
Member of Parliament for Yorkshire
1628–1629
With: Sir Thomas Wentworth 1628
Sir Henry Savile, Bt 1629
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Yorkshire
1640–1642
With: Sir William Savile, 3rd Baronet
Ferdinando, Lord Fairfax
Succeeded by
Not represented in Rump Parliament