TOLSON, Richard (c.1622-89), of Bridekirk, Cumb. and Wath-upon-Dearne, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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31 Mar. 1646

Family and Education

b. c.1622, o.s. of Henry Tolson of Bridekirk by Margaret, da. and h. of Henry Savile of Wath. educ. Oriel, Oxf. matric. 17 Oct. 1639, aged 17; L. Inn 1641, called 1656; G. Inn 1646. m. c.1650, Anne, da. of Gilbert Gregory of Barnby-upon-Don, Yorks., 5s. (1 d.v.p.) 4da. suc. fa. 1663.2

Offices Held

Commr. for exclusion from sacrament 1646, scandalous offences 1648.

J.p. Yorks (W. Riding) 1652-61, Cumb. Mar. 1660-June 1688, Oct. 1688-d.; commr. for assessment, Cumb. Aug. 1660-79, militia, Cumb. and Westmld. Mar. 1660; steward, Ennerdale manor Aug. 1660-?72; sheriff, Cumb. 1666-7, commr. for recusants 1675.3


Tolson’s ancestor acquired the manor of Bridekirk, formerly held by Gisburne priory, at the Reformation. Tolson’s grandfather served as