Descendants of John DE BELASIS

Eighteenth Generation


42. Thomas BELASYSE (William BELASYSE , Robert BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , John BELASISE , John BELASISE , Robert DE BELASISE , Thomas DE BELASISE , Roger DE BELASISE , Rowland BELASISE , William BELASIS , Robert BELASIS , William DE BELASIS , Ralph DE BELASYSE , Rowland DE BELASYSE , John ).

Fought in battles 1461/1486

Thomas Belasyse inherited by charter, 1461, his mother's lands in Bedmerstall, Butterwyke and Roughton.

Thomas married Cicely HUTTON.

Thomas also married Margaret THIRKELD [scrapbook], daughter of Sir Lancelot THIRKELD.

They had the following children.

+ 45 M i Richard BELASYSE was born in 1489. He died in 1540.
  46 M ii
Dr Anthony BELASIS L.L.D. D.C.L. died in 1552 in Newburgh Priory, Coxwold, Yorkshire.

Dr Anthony Belasis was educated at Cambridge and was ordained priest in 1533.  He was in the service of Henry VIII's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, after whose fall from grace, he then became chaplain to the king.  He was appointed a master in Chancery in 1544 and became a member of The Council of the North in 1550 and, like his elder brother, was one of the Commissioners of Henry VIII for visiting monasteries.  After his brother's death, he was granted the buildings and land of Newburgh Priory, Coxwold, West Riding of Yorkshire. Described by Surtees as a prudent, wary man who laid the foundations of the fortunes of his family.
  47 F iii
Elizabeth BELASYSE.
        Elizabeth married William CLERVAUX.
  48 F iv
Margaret BELASYSE.
        Margaret married Anthony SMYTHE.

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