BIDDULPH, Michael I (1610-66), of Elmhurst, Staffs.
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Family and Education
Capt. of ft. [I] 1641-3.2
Commr. for assessment, Staffs. Jan. 1660-1, Lichfield Aug. 1660-d.
Biddulph was the great-grandson of a Lichfield mercer, who claimed descent from a recusant gentry family. ‘His friends were for the most part of the Puritanical party’, including his father, who was appointed to the county committee and represented the city as a recruiter until Pride’s Purge. Biddulph, a soldier, was royalist in sympathy, however, and on the point of enlisting in a Cavalier regiment in Wiltshire when he was recalled by his family. His residence at