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Thomas Belasyse (abt. 1577 - 1653)

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Thomas "1st Viscount Fauconberg" Belasyse
Born about in Newburgh, Coxwold, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married about in Newbrough, North Riding, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Newburgh, Coxwold, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Categories: Coxwold, North Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire | Members of Parliament, England | Members of Parliament, Thirsk | Viscount Fauconberg | Royalists.

Thomas Belasyse is a member of the royalty, nobility or aristocracy in the British Isles.
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Knighted 1603, created Baronet 1627 and Viscount Fauconberg of Henknowle, 1642/1643. Member of Parliament for Thirsk, 1597-1598, 1614, 1620-1622, 1624-1625. A Catholic, after the battle of Marston Moor in 1644 fled to Hamburg. Will dated 4 Sep 1649; will proved 12 Jul 1653

He married Barbara Cholmeley c. 1600, 1st dau. of Sir Henry Cholmeley, of Whitby, co. York, by his wife Margaret Babthorpe, dau. of Sir William Babthorpe, of Babthorpe, co. York and had 11 children:

  1. Hon Henry Belasyse, Member of Parliament for Thirsk 1625-26 and for Yorkshire 1629-29 and 1640-42 (bapt. 20 May 1604 ; dvp. 20 May 1647), mar. Grace Barton (d. 7 Jan 1659/60), dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Barton, of Smithells, co. Lancaster+
  2. Hon John Belasyse, later 1st Baron Belasyse
  3. Edmund Belasyse (bapt. 26 Aug 1612)
  4. Thomas Belasyse (bapt. 27 Jan 1618/9; bur. vp. 5 Feb 1618/9)
  5. Margaret Belasyse (bapt. 5 Sep 1602; dvp. 7 Nov 1624), mar. 13 Oct 1618 Sir Edward Osborne, of Kiveton
  6. Mary Belasyse (bapt. 11 Apr 1606 ; dvp. and sp. 14 Sep 1625), mar. 7 Nov 1624 as his third wife John [Darcy], 3rd Baron Darcy of Aston
  7. Hon Barbara Belasyse (bapt. 12 Oct 1609; d. 31 Dec 1641), mar. 7 Jul 1631 Sir Henry Slingsby, Bt.
  8. Hon Ursula Belasyse (bapt. 23 Jun 1611), mar. 8 Mar 1635/6 Sir Walter Vavasour, of Hazlewood, co. York
  9. Anna Belasyse (bapt. 31 Dec 1616; bur. vp. 8 Mar 1618/9)
  10. Hon Frances Belasyse (bapt. 19 Feb 1617/8 ; bur. 27 Mar 1680), mar. Sir Thomas Ingram MP


  • Cokayne, George Edward, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910.), 5:264
  • Clay, J. W. (Editor), Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire, With Additions (Exeter: William Pollard, 1899-1917.), 2:253
  • Burke, Sir John Bernard, A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire (London: Pall Mall, 1883.), p. 39
  • 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. 2 p. 89; vol. 3 p. 100. vol. 4 p. 77
  • Granger, James (1824), A biographical history of England: from Egbert the Great to the revolution ..., W. Baynes and Son, pp. 134–135
  • Clay, J. W.: Extinct Northern Peerages, page 8, V.

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On 10 Oct 2017 at 18:09 GMT Kirk Hess wrote:

Belasyse-10 and Belasyse-6 appear to represent the same person because: Dup Lord Fauconberg

On 28 Mar 2015 at 11:22 GMT Paula J wrote:

You have put the mother in the father's place and the father in the mother's place. To fix this remove child from each and add back in correct place. If you need help, let me know.

Thank you,

Paula, WikiTree Leader and Mentor

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