BETHELL, Henry (c.1606-68), of Falthorp, Yorks.
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Family and Education
Commr. for northern assoc. Yorks. (W. Riding) 1645; j.p. (N. Riding) 1649-53, 1656-9, July 1660-d.; commr. for militia, Yorks. Mar. 1660, assessment (N. Riding) Aug. 1660-1, 1664-d.; capt. of militia ft. (N. Riding) by 1665-d.2
Bethell’s great-grandfather, of Herefordshire origin, acquired estates in Yorkshire in Elizabethan times. Bethell’s mother was a puritan who attended a conventicle in the deanery at York. Neither Bethell himself nor his elder brother were politically active. His youngest brother Walter, however, held a commission in the New Model Army, and the third brother was the well-known London republican, Slingsby Bethell, who purchased the forfeited estates of his uncle