He was the oldest son of Sir Samuel Armytage, 1st Baronet and his wife Anne Griffith, daughter of Thomas Griffith, and was educated at Eton. In 1747, he succeeded his father as baronet. He was admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge in 1751, receiving his MA in 1753. Armytage was a Member of Parliament (MP) for York between 1754 and 1758.
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1754 – 1758
With: George Fox
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1747 – 1758
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