SLINGSBY, Henry (1560-1634), of Scriven, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. 1560, 4th but 1st surv. s. of Francis Slingsby by his 2nd w. and bro. of William. m. Frances (d. 24 July 1611), da. of William Vavasour of Weston, 5s. 9da. suc. fa. 1600. Kntd. 1602.

Offices Held

Duchy of Lancaster feodary and receiver of Pontefract castle, feodary of Tickhill, receiver surveyor and collector of Knaresborough and Wakefield 1588; janitor and dep. keeper, Knaresborough castle, bailiff and coroner within the liberty of Knaresborough, chief forester of Knaresborough and Wharfdale, custodian of Bilton park ?1600; j.p. Yorks. (W. Riding) 1601; member, council in the north from 1603; sheriff, Yorks. 1611-12.


Slingsby, whose parliamentary career lay mainly in the Stuart period, succeeded to the family influence at Knaresborough, and repeatedly had himself returned there. He died 17 Dec. 1634 at Nun Monckton, Yorkshire, and was buried on the 28th in the family chapel in Knaresborough church.

Calvert, Hist. Knaresborough, 59, 136-7; Coghill, Fam. of Coghill, 168; CSP Dom. 1601-3, p. 190; Somerville, Duchy, i. 518; ms index, duchy of Lancaster patents, 137; Reid, Council of the North, 496.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: N.M.S.