Sir Henry Belasyse, 1st Baronet

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Sir Henry Belasyse, 1st Baronet (1555–1624) was an English politician.

He was the son of Sir William Bellasis of Newburgh Priory and educated at Jesus College, Cambridge. He succeeded his father in 1604 and was created 1st Baronet Belasyse of Newborough in 1611.

He was a Justice of the Peace for the North Riding of Yorkshire c.1586-7, c.1594-6 and from 1601 to his death in 1624 and was also a member of the Council of the North from 1603 till death. He was appointed High Sheriff of Yorkshire for 1603–04.

He was elected Member of Parliament for Thirsk in 1586, 1589 and 1593. After sitting for Aldborough from 1597 to 1601 he was again elected for Thirsk in 1601.

He died in 1624 and was buried at St Saviour's Church, York. He had married Ursula, the daughter of Sir Thomas Fairfax of Denton, Yorkshire. They had one son, his heir Thomas, later Earl Fauconberg. Their daughter Dorothy married Conyers Darcy, 7th Baron Darcy de Knayth and their daughter Mary married Sir William Lister.