Henry Belasyse (1604–1647)
Belasyse was the son of Thomas Belasyse, 1st Viscount Fauconberg and his wife Barbara Cholmeley. He matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1615, and was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1619.
In 1625 Belasyse was elected Member of Parliament for Thirsk until 1626. In 1628 he was elected MP for Yorkshire and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament. In April 1640, he was re-elected for Yorkshire in the Short Parliament, and was elected for Yorkshire again in November 1640 for the Long Parliament. He supported the King and was disabled from sitting in parliament in 1642.
Belasyse married Grace Barton, daughter of Sir Thomas Barton. They had the following children:
- Thomas, who inherited the title Viscount Fauconberg from his grandfather in 1652, was created Earl of Fauconberg, and was ambassador to the Princes of Italy.
- Henry, predeceased his father.
- Roland, who was made a Knight of the Bath.
- John, who died young.
- Grace, who married George Saunderson, 5th Viscount Castleton.
- Frances, who married Sir Henry Jones of Oxford.
- Arabella, who married Sir William Frankland, 1st Baronet of Thirkley.
- Barbara, who married Sir Walter Strickland.
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- Gill, Thomas (1852). Vallis Eboracensis: comprising the history and antiquities of Easingwold. London: Simpkin and Marshal. p. 171–172.
- Lundy, Darryl (10 January 2010). "Hon. Henry Belasyse". The Peerage. p. 18368 § 183676.[self-published source?]
- Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. pp. 214, 216, 226, 238 ,252. — named "Henry Bellasis" in this book
|Parliament of England|
Sir Thomas Belasyse
Sir William Sheffield
|Member of Parliament for Thirsk
With: Henry Stanley
||Member of Parliament for Yorkshire
With: Sir Thomas Wentworth
Parliament suspended until 1640
Parliament suspended since 1629
|Member of Parliament for Yorkshire
With: Sir William Savile, 3rd Baronet
Ferdinando, Lord Fairfax
Not represented in Rump Parliament