9th great grandfather of HRH Prince William of Wales. Created Baron Belasyse of Worlaby, 1644/1645.
Graduated Cambridge University. Of Worlaby, Lincolnshire, England. Member of Parliament for Thirsk, 1640-1642.A Catholic, having raised 6 regiments at his own charge, he became one of the most distinguished commanders on the Royalist side; Lieutenant-General of the King's forces in the counties of York, Nottingham, etc.; General of the King's Horse Guards; General of the Royal Forces in Africa; Captain of the Gentlemen Pensioners; Colonel of a Regiment of Foot, 1673.
Governor of York and Newark; Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding, 1660-1673; Governor of Hull, 1661-1673; of Tangiers, 1664-1666; Privy Councillor, 1686-1688/1689; Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, 1687-1688. Will dated 22 Apr 1689; will proved 7 May 1690, and 6 Dec 1690.
He married (1) Jane Boteler (b 1620 Aston, Hertford d bef 12/12/1657) and had two children : Mary and Henry (1639-1667).
He married (2) Ann Crane (b 1630 Chilton, Suffolk d 11 Aug 1662) but had no children.
He married (3) Ann Paulet (bur 11/9/1694) and had three children Honora (d 1706), Barbara (d 1740) and Isabella.
The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs vol. 1 p. 38; vol. 2 p. 89-91; vol. 4 p. 225, 513.
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