ARMYTAGE, Sir George, 3rd Bt. (1734-83), of Kirklees Park, Yorks.
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Family and Education
b. 25 Dec. 1734, 2nd s. of Sir Samuel Armytage, 1st Bt., and bro. of Sir John Armytage, 2nd Bt.. m. 10 Apr. 1760, Anna Maria, da. and coh. of Godfrey Wentworth of Woolley Park, Yorks., 1s. and other issue. suc. bro. 10 Sept. 1758.
Armytage was returned unopposed at York as the candidate of Lord Rockingham, whom he followed in Parliament. Two speeches by him are recorded: 10 Dec. 1762, against the peace preliminaries;1and 23 Nov. 1763, on Wilkes’s case.2
In the autumn of 1767 Armytage declared he would not stand at the general election, pleading ill health, and ‘not being able to bear London’.3 Rockingham, unable to find a suitable candidate, pressed him to change his mind but he refused— ‘Mr. Wentworth, his father-in-law, anxiously wished him not to stand’.4
Armytage continued to support Rockingham in Yorkshire politics; he helped to organize the petition of 1769, was one of the deputation who presented it to the King, and was chairman of the county meeting in 1770. He died 21 Jan. 1783.