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BIOGRAPHY: "Burke's Peerage and Baronetage", on page 238 states that he was the ancestor of the Bellinghams of Lincolnshire, England. "The Heraldic Visitation of Westmoreland"on page 30 states that one of his titles was the 'Lord of Naunton'.


BIOGRAPHY: Accorcding to 'The Heraldic Visitation of Westmoreland,' page 30, she was a widow and previously married to another man named William Marley.


OCCUPATION: 'The Herladic Visitation of Westmoreland' simply states that he was "a Captain at Berwick-Upon-Tweed."


BIOGRAPHY: Minister of Parliament for Westmoreland county in 1661, sources also say that "he spent most of his fortune in support of King James I."


HEIR: "Irish Pedigrees", chapter 5, page 43 lists him as the heir of his father.

BIOGRAPHY: "Irish Pedigrees", chapter 5, page 43, states that he was Knighted by King James I in 1603.


BIOGRAPHY: "Burke's, Peerage and Baronetage", page 238 and "Irish Pedigrees", 5th edition, volume 2, page 42, lists several titles given to him. Among them are: "Knight of the Shire for Northumberland (in 1570), and a Bencher of the Inner Temple." He was also one of the King's council at Yorkshire. His residences are also listed in the preceding sources as Helsington and Levens, Westmoreland, England. Also owned lands in Appleby, Westmoreland, England and in Bellingham, Northumberland, England. It also states that he was the father of at least ten children. His gravestone epitaph lists fourteen children It is also believed that these children were from his second marriage to Dorothy Sandford. He was a noted colector of rare coins which were inventoried at his death. He was described by colleagues as a "grave, witty man, good in religion", and "learned in the law".

OCCUPATION: Treasurer of Berwick from 1557-58. Elected a Minister of Parliament in 1571. Sheriff of Westmoreland County 1572-73.