Ancestors of Bellasis and Frame-Thomson
256. Sir William BELLASIS died in 1640 in Morton House, Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham. He was buried in Houghton-le-Spring. William married Margaret SELBY. [Parents]
Sir William Bellasis, lived at Brancepeth Castle. He was High Sheriff of Durham and Mayor of Sunderland. He received Charles I on his Scottish progress in 1633 at the head of the gentry of Durham. He rendered services to Charles I during the Civil Wars and received an autographed letter dated 18 Mar 1660 from Charles II in acknowledgement thereof.
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