William Babthorpe

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Sir William Babthorpe (1489/90–1555), of Osgodby and Flotmanby, Yorkshire, was an English politician.[1]

He was the eldest son of William Babthorpe of Osgodby and educated in the law.

He held a number of public offices, including membership of the Council of the North from 1536 to his death and the Constableship of Wressle Castle (1513) and was knighted in 1547. He also served as the Custos Rotulorum of the East Riding of Yorkshire from c. 1547 to his death.

He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Yorkshire in 1547 and April 1554.

He died 27 Feb 1555. He had married Agnes, the daughter of Brian Palmes of Naburn, Yorkshire and had 2 sons and 2 daughters. His eldest surviving son William, aged 26 at his father’s death, had licence to enter on his lands on 16 June.


  1. ^ Members Constituencies Parliaments Surveys. "BABTHORPE, Sir William (1489/90-1555), of Osgodby and Flotmanby, Yorks". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 29 March 2016.