ARMYTAGE, Sir John, 2nd Bt. (1732-58), of Kirklees Park, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1754 - 10 Sept. 1758

Family and Education

b. 13 July 1732, 1st s. of Sir Samuel Armytage, 1st Bt., by Anne, da. of Thomas Griffith of Llanvyllan, Mont. educ. Eton, 1748; Trinity, Camb. 1751. unm. suc. fa. 19 Aug. 1747.

Offices Held


On 5 Dec. 1753 William Murray wrote to the Duke of Newcastle:1

Lord Rockingham desires me to acquaint your Grace that last Monday everything succeeded at York beyond his expectation. There was a most numerous appearance. They deputed a committee of 12 of the principal inhabitants to desire Lord Rockingham to recommend a candidate upon the Whig interest. He named Sir J. Armytage, and the recommendation was received unanimously.

Armytage supported Newcastle in Parliament. His only recorded speech was on the Minorca inquiry, 25 Apr. 1757.2

In 1758 he went as a volunteer on the expedition to St. Cas, and was killed 10 Sept.3 At the time of his death he was engaged to be married to Mary, sister of George Augustus, 3rd Viscount Howe.4

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke


  • 1. Add. 32733, f. 367.
  • 2. West to Newcastle [26 Apr. 1757], Add. 35877, f. 363.
  • 3. London Mag. 1758, p. 518. But see also Walpole to Conway, 19 Sept. 1758, and London Chron. 19 Sept. 1758.
  • 4. Walpole to Mann, 22 Sept. 1758.