John Armytage

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Portrait (1758), oil on canvas, of Sir John Armytage, 2nd Baronet (1732–1758) by Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (1708–1787)

Sir John Armytage, 2nd Baronet (13 July 1732 – 10 September 1758)[1] was a British politician.

He was the oldest son of Sir Samuel Armytage, 1st Baronet and his wife Anne Griffith, daughter of Thomas Griffith,[2] and was educated at Eton.[3] In 1747, he succeeded his father as baronet.[4] He was admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge in 1751, receiving his MA in 1753.[3] Armytage was a Member of Parliament (MP) for York between 1754 and 1758.[5]

He died in the Battle of Saint Cast, France, having been a volunteer in the Seven Years' War,[6] unmarried and aged only 27, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his younger brother George.[4]


  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 17 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "ThePeerage - Sir John Armytage, 2nd Bt". Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Armytage, John, Sir Bart. (ARMG750J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ a b Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. I (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 43. 
  5. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, York". Retrieved 17 April 2009. 
  6. ^ Debrett, John (1824). Debrett's Baronetage of England. vol. I (5th ed.). London: G. Woodfall. p. 442. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Thornton
George Fox
Member of Parliament for York
1754 – 1758
With: George Fox
Succeeded by
William Thornton
George Fox
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Samuel Armytage
(of Kirklees)
1747 – 1758
Succeeded by
George Armytage