Sir Hugh Cholmeley, 4th Baronet

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Sir Hugh Cholmeley, 4th Baronet (21 July 1632 – 9 January 1689)[1] was an English politician and baronet.

Born at Fyling Hall, near Whitby in Yorkshire, he was the second son of Sir Hugh Cholmeley, 1st Baronet and his wife Elizabeth Twysden, daughter of Sir William Twysden, 1st Baronet.[2] Cholmeley succeeded his nephew as baronet in 1665.[3] and was afterwards appointed Governor of Tangier in Morocco by King Charles II of England.[4] From February to August 1679, he was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Northampton,[5] and from 1685 to 1687 for Thirsk.[6]

On 19 February 1665, Cholmeley married Lady Anne Compton, oldest daughter of the 2nd Earl of Northampton at Hamerton in Huntingdonshire.[2] They had a daughter, but no son, so with his death the baronetcy became extinct.[4]


  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 14 April 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "ThePeerage - Sir Hugh Cholmeley, 4th Bt". Retrieved 13 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Courthope, William (1835). Synopsis of the Extinct Baronetage of England. London: G. Woodfall. p. 43. 
  4. ^ a b Burke, John; Burke, John Bernhard (1841). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland (2nd ed.). London: Scott, Webster, and Geary. p. 114. 
  5. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Northampton". Retrieved 14 April 2009. 
  6. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Thirsk". Retrieved 14 April 2009. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Ralph Montagu
Sir William Fermor
Member of Parliament for Northampton
February 1679 – August 1679
With: Sir William Fermor
Succeeded by
Ralph Montagu
William Langham
Preceded by
Sir William Frankland
Sir William Ayscough
Member of Parliament for Thirsk
1685 – 1687
With: Thomas Frankland
Succeeded by
Thomas Frankland
Richard Staines
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Hugh Cholmeley
(of Whitby)
1665 – 1689
Military offices
Preceded by
John Middleton, Earl of Middleton
Governor of Tangier
Succeeded by
John Middleton, Earl of Middleton