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vicenzo  •  Link

Belasyse, Sir Henry
made a privey councillor 22 april 1679; born 13 mar 1628; departed 31 dec 1700. [aged 72]
two sir Hal's

Sir Henry Belasyse was the son of John Belasyse, 1st Baron Belasyse of Worlaby and Jane Boteler.2 He was born circa 1639.3 He married, secondly, Susan Armyne, Baroness Belasyse of Osgodby, daughter of Sir William Armyne, 2nd Bt. and Anne Crane, on 20 October 1662 at Kensington, London, England.4,2 He died between 6 August 1667 and 15 August 1667, killed in a duel with a Mr. Porter.2 He was buried on 16 August 1667 at St. Gile's-in-the-Fields Church, London, England.2 His will (dated 6 August 1667) was probated on 26 October 1667.2
He was invested as a Knight Bachelor (K.B.).2

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Terry Foreman  •  Link

Sir Henry Belasyse KB (c. 1639 – August 1667) was an English army officer and Member of the Parliament of England. In November 1666 was elected to Parliament for Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire. Nine months later he was killed in a drunken quarrel. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Journal of Edward Montagu edited by Anderson for 18th February 1665:

"A fine sunshine day, little wind at N and NW, but cold,
This day about noon Colonel Belasis came on board me with a letter from my Lord Belasis with reference to his transportation to Tangier."

from L&M Companion ... John Belasyse, 1st Baron Belasyse (1614 - 1689) has two sons who appear in the diary, principally as duelists
-- Sir Henry, his eldest,
-- and John.

Sir Henry, an Anglican convert, was Captain of foot for the Hull garrison Oct. 1660-1662, and 1665-d. -- from The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690,

So this is probably the Capt. Belasis in charge of his father's trip to Tangier.

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Sir Henry Belasyse's Parliamentary biography is a lot more informative than the above. Some Diary time highlights:

Henry Belasyse was eventually returned to the Cavalier Parliament as a supporter of George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham at a by-election for Grimsby in November 1666.

A moderately active Member, Belasyse was added to the committee of elections and privileges, and appointed to four others, including that on the bill for the prevention of dueling, which, unhappily for him, had little effect.

Henry Belasyse MP ‘ran a great hazard’ by concealing George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham when his arrest for treasonable practices was ordered in February 1667; but the duke had become groundlessly jealous of an intrigue between Belasyse and his mistress, Lady Shrewsbury, and made him ‘ill returns’ when he was restored to favor.

Henry Belasyse MP was mortally wounded after a drunken quarrel with a friend at the house of Sir Robert Carr, and buried on 16 Aug. 1667 at St. Giles-in-the-Fields. Henry was about 28 years old when he died.

His father, John, 1st Baron Belasyse of Worlaby, survived Henry to become one of the Popish lords imprisoned in the Tower on the evidence of Titus Oates, ...

Henry Belasyse MP’s 14-year-old widow, Susan Armyne Belasyse (whom James, Duke of York at some point promised to marry), for all her Protestant zeal, was made a life peer in 1674.

See the whole thing at https://www.historyofparliamenton…

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