YORKE, Sir John (c.1634-63), of Gouthwaite and Richmond, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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1661 - 1 Apr. 1663

Family and Education

b. c.1634, o.s. of John Yorke of Gouthwaite by 2nd w. Catherine, da. of Sir Ingleby Daniell of Beswick. educ. Queen’s, Oxf. 1650. m. 20 Aug. 1651, Mary, da. of Maulger Norton of St. Nicholas, nr. Richmond, 3s. 1da. suc. fa. 1638; kntd. 16 June 1660.1

Offices Held

J.p. Yorks (N. Riding) July 1660-d., Ripon 1662-d.; commr. for assessment (N. Riding) Aug. 1660-d., (W. Riding) Aug. 1660-1; corporations, Yorks. 1662-3.2


Yorke was descended from a merchant of the Staple who sat for York in 1472. Although the estate was based largely on successful speculation in ex-monastic property in Tudor times, Yorke’s father and sisters were Catholic recusants. His marriage brought him an interest at Richmond, for which he was returned in 1661. An inactive Member of the Cavalier Parliament, he was classed as