WYVILL, Sir Christopher, 3rd Bt. (1614-81), of Constable Burton, Fingall, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Family and Education

bap. 6 Dec. 1614, 1st s. of Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, 2nd Bt. of Constable Burton by Isabel, da. and h. of Sir William Gascoigne of Sedbury, Yorks. educ. Trinity Coll. Camb. 1631; G. Inn 1633. m. settlement 12 Dec. 1636, Ursula, da. of Hon. Conyers Darcy of Hornby Castle, Yorks. (later 1st Earl of Holdernesse), 7s. (4 d.v.p.) 5da. suc. fa. c.1648.1

Offices Held

Commr. for northern assoc. Yorks. (N. Riding) 1645, militia, Yorks. Mar. 1660; j.p.N. Riding Mar. 1660-d., dep. lt. c. Aug. 1660-d., commr. for assessment Aug. 1660-80, loyal and indigent officers, Yorks. 1662.2


Wyvill was descended from Sir Marmaduke Wyvill who married one of the coheirs of Constable Burton and sat for Ripon in 1553. His father was a commissioner of array and raised men, arms, horses and money for the King’s forces, although he was too infirm to fight himself. On an estate of £671 p.a. (excluding £300 p.a. settled on Wyvill), he was fined £1,343. Wyvill’s mother was a Catholic recusant who brought up her daughters in the same faith. But Wyvill himself was so strong a Pro