APPLETON, Isaac (1606-61), of Holbrook Hall, Little Waldingfield, Suff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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17 May - Dec. 1661

Family and Education

b. 8 Jan. 1606, 1st s. of Sir Isaac Appleton of Holbrook Hall by Mary, da. of Anthony Cage of Longstow, Camb. educ. G. Inn 1630. m. aft. 1642, Susan, da. of Sir Giles Alington of Horseheath, Cambs., wid. of Sir Robert Crane, 1st Bt., of Chilton, Suff., 1s. d.v.p. suc. fa. 1608.1

Offices Held

Commr. for execution of ordinances, Suff. 1643, levying of money 1643, defence of eastern assoc. 1643, assessment 1644-52, Aug. 1660-d., new model ordinance 1645; elder, Lavenham classis, 1645; commr. for militia, Suff. 1648, Mar. 1660, j.p. 1650-d., dep. lt. c. Aug. 1660-d. 2


The Appletons had held land in the parish of Little Waldingfield since the early 15th century, acquiring Holbrook Hall, four miles from Sudbury, by 1437. Appleton was a Presbyterian and Parliamentarian, holding a number of local offices and serving on the Suffolk committee. He seems to have been less favourably inclined towards the Protectorates and took little part in local affairs after 1653. At the general election of 1661 he was involved in a double return at Sudbury, which his wife’s first husband had represented several times, but he was allowed to take his seat on the merits of the return, and thus became the only member of his family to enter Parliament. An inactive Member of the Cavalier Parliament, he was appointed only to the committees on the bill for repairing and enlarging highways and on a private estate bill (22 June). On 7 Feb. 1662 the House confirmed his election, but he had died intestate in December. His estates were divided between his three sisters.3

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Authors: Paula Watson / John. P. Ferris


  • 1. J. J. Muskett, Suff. Manorial Fams. i. 322; Wards 7/42/162.
  • 2. County of Suff. Divided (1647), 13.
  • 3. Copinger, Suff. Manors, i. 103-4, 106-7, 247; ii. 363; Muskett, 322-9; A. M. Everitt, Suff. and the Gt. Rebellion (Suff. Rec. Soc. iii), 40, 52, 60, 61; Bodl. Tanner mss 69, ff. 160, 161; C6/182/54.