Henry Belasyse (1604–1647)

The Honourable Henry Belasyse (1604–1647), also known as Henry Bellasis was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons of England variously between 1625 and 1642.


Belasyse was the son of Thomas Belasyse, 1st Viscount Fauconberg and his wife Barbara Cholmeley.[1] He matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1615, and was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1619.[2]

In 1625 Belasyse was elected Member of Parliament for Thirsk until 1626.[3] In 1628 he was elected MP for Yorkshire and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament.[4] In April 1640, he was re-elected for Yorkshire in the Short Parliament,[5] and was elected for Yorkshire again in November 1640 for the Long Parliament.[6] He supported the King and was disabled from sitting in parliament in 1642.

Belasyse died at the age of 43,[7] predeceasing his father.[8]


Belasyse married Grace Barton, daughter of Sir Thomas Barton. They had the following children:[8]


  1. ^ Gill 1852, p. 171.
  2. ^ "Bellasis, Henry (BLSS615H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ Willis 1750, p. 216.
  4. ^ Willis 1750, p. 226.
  5. ^ Willis 1750, p. 238.
  6. ^ Willis 1750, p. 252.
  7. ^ Lundy 2010, p. 18368 § 183676.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Gill 1852, p. 172.
  9. ^ Burke & Burke 1838, p. 470.


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Belasyse
Sir William Sheffield
Member of Parliament for Thirsk
With: Henry Stanley 1625
William Cholmeley 1626
Succeeded by
Christopher Wandesford
William Frankland
Preceded by
John Savile
Sir William Constable, Bt
Member of Parliament for Yorkshire
With: Sir Thomas Wentworth 1628
Sir Henry Savile, Bt 1629
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Yorkshire
With: Sir William Savile, 3rd Baronet
Ferdinando, Lord Fairfax
Succeeded by
Not represented in Rump Parliament