Philip Bickerstaffe

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Philip Bickerstaffe (1639–1714) was an English merchant and the owner of Amble Works.[1] He was M.P. for Berwick-upon-Tweed 1685;[2] and for Northumberland 1689-1698.[3] He descended from the family of Bickerstaffes, of Bickerstaffe, Lancashire.[4] Although he opposed the transfer of the Crown to the Prince of Orange in 1668-9, he was re-elected for the next parliament of 1669-90. [5] He was known to be "a courtier of the Widdrington group but an unimpeachable Anglican" and a Clerk of His Majesty's Woodyard from about January 1669.[6][7][8] Bickerstaffe was a free burgess of Newcastle, a member of one of the twelve mysteries of the same town, and was admitted to his personal freedom of the fellowship of Hostmen on 11 September 1684.[9]

On 15 November 1692, Bickerstaffe was said to have "claimed that the actions of three men in suing Sir Francis Bland in the court of Exchequer constituted a breach of privilege".[3]:231

His parents were Howard Bickerstaffe of Chelsham and Elizabeth, while his brother was Sir Charles Bickerstaffe, Kt, Cup-bearer to Charles II.[10] He married Jane (d. 1694), the widow of John Clarke II, M.P. of Cockermouth. Through marriage, Bickerstaffe's seat became the newly built Chirton Hall in the 1670s.[3][11] Unable to meet various bonds, he lived in Fleet Prison, as reported in 1713.[1]

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  • This article includes text incorporated from William Wardell Bean's "The parliamentary representation of the six northern counties of England: Cumberland, Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, Westmoreland, and Yorkshire, and their cities and boroughs. From 1603, to the general election of 1886. With lists of members and biographical notices" (1890) and Reprints of rare tracts & imprints of ancient manuscripts, &c: chiefly illustrative of the history of the northern counties (1849), publications now in the public domain.
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  2. ^ Bean, William Wardell (1890). The parliamentary representation of the six northern counties of England: Cumberland, Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, Westmoreland, and Yorkshire, and their cities and boroughs. From 1603, to the general election of 1886. With lists of members and biographical notices (Public domain ed.). Printed for the author by C. H. Barnwell. pp. 487–. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Hayton, D. W.; Cruickshanks, Eveline; Handley, Stuart (October 2002). The House of Commons: 1690-1715. Cambridge University Press. pp. 209–. ISBN 978-0-521-77221-1. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Parishes Seale". University of London & History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Duckett, Sir George Floyd (1882). Penal laws and Test act: questions touching their repeal propounded in 1687-8 by James II. to the deputy lieutenants and magistrates of the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, Durham [etc.] ... from the original returns in the Bodleian Library. Printed by T. Wilson. p. 123. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Henning, Basil Duke (18 July 1983). The House of Commons, 1660-1690. Boydell & Brewer. p. 344. ISBN 978-0-436-19274-6. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  7. ^ James Butler Ormonde (Duke of); James Edward William Theobald Butler Ormonde (3d marquis of); Caesar Litton Falkiner, Francis Elrington Ball (1906). Calendar of the manuscripts of the Marquess of Ormonde, K. P.: preserved at Kilkenny castle. Printed for H. M. Stationery off., by Mackie & co. ld. p. 659. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  8. ^ Sainty, John Christopher; Bucholz, Robert O. (October 1997). Officials of the Royal Household, 1660-1837: part 1: Department of the Lord Chamberlain and associated offices. University of London Institute of Historical Research. ISBN 978-1-871348-40-8. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  9. ^ Reprints of rare tracts & imprints of ancient manuscripts, &c: chiefly illustrative of the history of the northern counties. Printed at the press of M.A. Richardson. 1849. p. 2. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  10. ^ White, William (1892). Notes and queries (Public domain ed.). Oxford University Press. pp. 468–. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  11. ^ Cruickshanks, Eveline; Hayton, David W.; Handley, Stuart (2002). The House of commons 1690-1715: Constituencies. Cambridge University Press. p. 447. ISBN 978-0-521-77221-1. Retrieved 28 November 2011.