John Hotham, the younger

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Sir John Hotham the younger (1610 – 2 January 1645) was the eldest son of John Hotham and an English Member of Parliament during the civil war.[1]

Hotham was son of Sir John Hotham; served in Netherlands; M.P., Scarborough, 1640; secured Hull for parliament, 1642; joined Fairfax, 1642; fought at Tadcaster and Sherburn; defeated at Ancaster Heath, 1643; imprisoned at Nottingham on charges of misconduct and suspicion of treachery, 1643; opened negotiations with Charles I's queen and escaped; arrested with his father; tried by court-martial and beheaded.[2]


  1. ^ David Plant, The Hothams, the British Civil Wars and Commonwealth website
  2. ^ Lee 1903, p. 646.



 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainLee, Sidney, ed. (1903). "Hotham, John Jr. (d.1645)". Dictionary of National Biography. Index and Epitome. Cambridge University Press. p. 646. 

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