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Sir John Hotham, 1st Baronet



Sir John Hotham, 1st Baronet.
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Sir John Hotham, 1st Baronet,
born 1589.
Prominent Parliamentarian in English Civil War (1642-1651).
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Seat at Scorborough Hall, Scorborough, East Yorkshire.

He mar 1stly, 16 Feb 1607 [new style year, at the time regarded as end of 1606] to Katherine Rodes [descendant of Edward III].
She died 1610 to 1614.
He mar 2ndly, 1614, to Anne Rokeby and had issue.
He mar 3rdly to Frances Legard.
He mar 4thly to Catharine Bamburgh.
He fought on continent in Thirty Years' War post-1618.
He was cr Baronet 4 Jan 1622 [new style year, at the time regarded as end of 1621].
He mar 5thly, 1635, to Sarah Anlaby.
Governor of Hull.

Start of Civil War, 1642:
Hotham was deprived of his office of Governor of Hull by Charles I in 1639.
He declared for the Parliamentarian cause.
He and his son John led Parliamentary forces that seized the arsenal at Hull, Jan 1642. He became the Military Governor of Hull.
It was in the pub Ye Olde White Harte in Hull in 1642 that he decided to bar the king from Hull.
This was an action which ultimately triggered the English Civil War.
In Apr 1642 he refused Charles I entry into the city of Hull. Charles I declared him a traitor.
This led to the Siege of Hull July 1642. This was the first major action of the English Civil War.
The Royalists failed to take the city.

Not long after in the war, he and his son John fell out with the Parliamentarians. They negotiated to join the Royalist side.
This was discovered and they were both arrested by the Parliamentarians, June 1643. They were eventually both executed.
He was beheaded on Tower Hill, London, 3 Jan 1645 [new style year, at the time regarded as end of 1644], age 56 yrs.
He was executed the day after his son.
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He had issue by 1st wife:


  1. Frances Hotham,
    born est c.1608.
    She mar 1stly to John Gee [bapt 12 Sept 1603] and had issue.
    He died. He was buried 12 May 1627.
    She mar 2ndly, 1627, to Sir Philip Stapleton [born 1603] and had issue.


  2. Sir John Hotham, Kt,
    born 1610.
    Prominent Parliamentarian with his father in English Civil War (1642-1651).
    He was beheaded on Tower Hill, 2 Jan 1645 [new style year, at the time regarded as the end of 1644], age 35 yrs.
    He was executed the day before his father.
    He had issue:

    1. Sir John Hotham, 2nd Baronet.
      He died 1689.
      He was bur in a spectacular tomb (see pictures) in St Mary's Church, South Dalton, East Yorkshire.





Sir John Hotham, 1st Baronet.
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Sir John Hotham, 1st Baronet. Silver medal, 1645.
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"King Charles I in conversation with John Hotham at the Gates of Hull".
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Ye Olde White Harte, Hull



Window showing Sir John Hotham, 1st Baronet, Ye Olde White Harte, Hull.
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Ye Olde White Harte, Hull.
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