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Belasyse, Baron (E, 1645 - 1691)


Creation: let.pat. 27 Jan 1644/5


Extinct: 26 Aug 1691


Family name: Belasyse




Argent a Chevron Gules between three Fleurs-de-lis Azure


A Lion couchant guardant Azure


Dexter:  a Buck holding in his mouth a Branch of Oak fructed all proper;  Sinister:  an Unicorn Azure armed crested and unguled Or


 Bonne et belle assez



John [Belasyse], 1st Baron Belasyse

2nd son of Thomas [Belasyse], 1st Viscount Fauconberg, by his wife Barbara Cholmeley, 1st dau. of Sir Henry Cholmeley, of Whitby, co. York


24 Jun 1614

mar. (1)

8 Mar 1636/7 Jane Boteler (bapt. 20 Jan 1620/1; d. bef. 12 Dec 1657), dau. and sole hrss. of Sir Robert Boteler, of Watton Woodhall, co. Hertford, by his wife Frances Drury, dau. of Sir Drew Drury, of Halstead, co. Suffolk

children by first wife

1. Hon Sir Henry Belasyse, Member of Parliament for Yorkshire 1627, knighted 1661 (bur. vp. 16 Aug 1667), mar. (1) Rogersa Rogers, dau. of Richard Rogers, of Bryanston, co. Dorset, and (2) 20 Oct 1662 Susan Airmine (cr. 1 Apr 1674 for life suo jure Baroness Belasyse, of Osgodby in the County of Lincoln; mar. (2) bef. 1684 James Fortrey, of Chequers, co. Cambridge; d. 6 Mar 1712/3), dau. and cohrss. of Sir William Airmine, 2nd Bt., of Osgodby, co. Lincoln, by his wife Anne Crane, 2nd dau. and cohrss. by his second wife of Sir Robert Crane, 1st Bt., of Chilton, co. Suffolk, and had issue by his second wife:

1a. Hon Henry Belasyse, later 2nd Baron Belasyse

2. John Belasyse (dvp. young)

3. Thomas Belasyse (dvp. 22 May 1643)

1. Frances Belasyse (dvp. young)

2. Hon Mary Belasyse (d. after 21 Jul 1687), mar. c. 1672 as his first wife Robert [Constable], 3rd Viscount of Dunbar, and had issue

mar. (2)

24 Jul 1659 his son's mother-in-law Anne Airmine (widow of Sir William Airmine, 2nd Bt., of Osgodby, co. Lincoln; dsp. 11 Aug 1662), dau. and cohrss. of Sir Robert Crane, 1st Bt., of Chilton, co. Suffolk, by his second wife Susan Alington, dau. of Sir Giles Alington, of Horseheath

mar. (3)

aft. 11 Aug 1662 Lady Anne Paulet (bur. 11 Sep 1694), only child of John [Paulet], 5th Marquess of Winchester, by his second wife Lady Honora McCoghlan, widow of Garratt McCoghlan and 2nd dau. of Richard [de Burgh], 4th Earl of Clanricarde

children by third wife

4. Hon George Belasyse

5. Hon John Belasyse

3. Hon Honora Belasyse (dsp. 1 Jan 1706/7), mar. George [Neville], 2nd Baron Abergavenny

4. Hon Barbara Belasyse (d. 28 Mar 1740), mar. in or bef. 1700 Sir John Webb, 3rd Bt., of Odstock, co. Wiltshire, and Hatherop Castle, co. Gloucester, and had issue

5. Hon Catherine Belasyse, mar. John Talbot, of Langford, co. Wiltshire

6. Hon Isabella Belasyse (dsp. 4 Jun 1704), mar. 16 Mar 1696 Thomas Stonor, of Stonor Park, co. Oxford

7. Hon Anne Belasyse

8. Hon Elizabeth Belasyse (bur. 22 Jun 1699)

9. Hon Frances Belasyse (bur. 2 Nov 1670)

10. Hon Anne Belasyse (bur. 3 Apr 1668)

11. Hon Margaret Belasyse (bur. 9 Apr 1683)


10 Sept 1689


27 Jan 1644/5 Baron Belasyse, of Worlaby in the County of Lincoln

suc. by



Member of Parliament for Thirsk 1640-42; raised six regiments of horse for the King; Lieutenant General of the King's Forces in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, etc.; Governor of York and of Newark; General of the King's Horse Guards; Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire 1660-73; Governor of Kingston-upon-Hull 1661-73; General of the Royal Forces in Africa and Governor of Tangiers 1664-66; Captain of the Gentlemen Pensioners; Col of a Regiment of Foot Guards 1673; Privy Councillor 1686-88/9; First Lord Commissioner of the Treasury 1687-88; impeached on the evidence of Titus Oates and imprisoned in the Tower of London 1678-86/4


Henry [Belasyse], 2nd Baron Belasyse



bef. Sep 1672 Lady Anne Brudenell (mar. (2) bef. 10 Jan 1692/3 Charles [Lennox], 1st Duke of Richmond; d. 9 Dec 1722), sister of George [Brudenell], 3rd Earl of Cardigan, and 3rd dau. of Hon Francis Brudenell, styled Lord Brudenell (by his wife Lady Frances Savile, only dau. by his second wife of Thomas [Savile], 1st Earl of Sussex), only surv. son and heir by his second wife of Robert [Brudenell], 2nd Earl of Cardigan


s.p. 26 Aug 1691


On the death of the 2nd Baron Belasyse the Barony of Belasyse (cr. 1645) became extinct. The Barony of Belasyse granted to his mother in 1674 became extinct a few years later on her death in 1713.


 First written 20 May 2003



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