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Christopher Sykes

Male 1749 - 1801  (52 years)


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  • Name Christopher Sykes  [1
    Born 23 May 1749  Roos, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Sep 1801  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Person ID I21819  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2021 

    Father Rev. Mark Sykes,   b. Apr 1711,   d. 14 Sep 1783  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Mother Decima Woodham,   b. Bef 24 Mar 1707,   d. 9 Mar 1793  (Age > 85 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1735  Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Family ID F12923  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Tatton,   b. 14 Apr 1748, Wythenshawe, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1803  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 23 Oct 1770  Northenden, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Children 
    +1. Tatton Sykes,   b. 22 Aug 1772, Wheldrake, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1863, Sledmere House, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F12924  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Matriculated at Oxford (Brasenose College) 5 Nov 1767. M.A. 16 Jun 1770; D.C.L. 9 Jul 1773. Succeeded as 2nd Baronet Sykes of Sledmere 14 Sep 1783.

      M.P. for Beverley, 1784-90. "Sykes was returned head of the poll for Beverley in 1784. He voted for parliamentary reform on 18 Apr. 1785, and supported Pitt over the Duke of Richmond's fortifications plan, 27 Feb. 1786, and over the Regency. He is not known to have spoken in the House, and though he did not stand in 1790 he maintained an interest at Beverley. He died 17 Sept. 1801." [History of Parliament]

  • Sources 
    1. [S5153] Mark Sykes: His Life and Letters by Shane Leslie. Introduction by Winston Churchill. London: Cassell and Company, 1923.

    2. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site., date only.

    3. [S5150] "Papers of the Sykes family of Sledmere, Hull History Centre Catalogue, Hull History Centre, Hull, Yorkshire, England., year only.

    4. [S49] Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.

    5. [S5152] Neil Jeffares, "Dictionary of Pastellists Before 1800.", year only.

    6. [S4310] Complete Baronetage ed. G. E. C. Cokayne. 5 volumes. Exeter: William Pollard & Co., 1900-06.

    7. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site.