First wife was Catherine Purcell, who was the mother of his children.
Sheriff of Yorkshire Feb-Nov 1678.
MP for Aldborough, later for Thirsk.
At his death in 1709, he provided a bequest of 100 pounds to the Royal Society for funding the Copley Medal, now Britain's oldest scientific honour.
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