Matthew Appleyard (died 1670)

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Sir Matthew Appleyard (c. 1607 – 20 February 1670),[1] also spelt Mathew, was an English military commander.

BiographyEdit

Appleyard was the son of Thomas Appleyard, the descendant of a family whose residence for several generations was Burstwick Hall Garth, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. His mother was his father's second wife, Elizabeth Turner, née Monkton.[2] In the English Civil War, he took the side of the royalists, and was knighted on the field by Charles I. On the taking of Leicester, the king "presently made Sir Mathew Appleyard, a soldier of known courage and experience, his lieutenant governor." He married Frances, daughter of the third Sir William Pelham, of Brocklesby, Lincolnshire; sat in the House of Commons of England as member for the corporation of Hedon from 1661;[1] was one of his majesty's customers for the port of Kingston-upon-Hull; was a firm supporter of Church and State, and died in 1669 in the 63rd year of his age.[3][2]

His son Matthew (c. 1660–1700) was also an MP for Hedon.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Watson, Paula (2002). D. Hayton; E. Cruickshanks; S. Handley (eds.). "APPLEYARD, Sir Matthew (c.1607-70), of Burstwick Garth, nr. Hedon, Yorks". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b Hopper, Andrew J. "Appleyard, Sir Matthew (bap. 1608, d. 1670)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/597. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  3. ^   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBolton, Augustus Samuel (1885). "Appleyard, Mathew". In Stephen, Leslie (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography. 2. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  4. ^ Cruickshanks, Eveline; McGrath, Ivar (2002). D. Hayton; E. Cruickshanks; S. Handley (eds.). "APPLEYARD, Matthew (c.1660-1700), of Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorks". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 18 June 2014.

Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Hugh Bethell
Henry Hildyard
Member of Parliament for Hedon
1661–1670
With: Sir Hugh Bethell
Succeeded by
Sir Hugh Bethell
Henry Guy