BIDDULPH, Michael I (1610-66), of Elmhurst, Staffs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Constituency

Dates

Family and Education

bap. 6 Nov. 1610, 1st s. of Michael Biddulph of Market Street, Lichfield by Elizabeth, da. of Sir William Skeffington, 1st Bt., of Fisherwick; bro. of Sir Theophilus Biddulph. unm. suc. fa. 1658.1

Offices Held

Capt. of ft. [I] 1641-3.2

Commr. for assessment, Staffs. Jan. 1660-1, Lichfield Aug. 1660-d.

Biography

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