APPLEYARD, Philip (b.c.1528), of Shropham, nr. Thetford, Norf.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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b. c.1528, yr. s. of Roger Appleyard of Bracon Ash by Elizabeth, da. of John Scott of Camberwell, Surr. m. aft. 1557, Mary (d.1571), da. of Sir John Shelton of Shelton, Suff., wid. of Sir Anthony Heveningham, 1da.

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Roger Appleyard’s will, made in 15, refers to an unborn child, who if a boy was to have a £4 annuity from East Carleton, one of the family manors. This was presumably Philip, whose brother John was about a year older. There were three older sisters, Anne, Frances and Bridget, and the young Appleyards were brought up with their step-sister Amy Robsart. Unlike John, who was in trouble over both Amy Robsart’s death and the Norfolk conspiracy, Philip lived quietly as a country gentleman, probably mainly in Norfolk, though in 1567 he and his wife, both described as ‘Queen’s servants’, received a crown lease of property at Whaplode, Lincolnshire. The family was already connected with the dukes of Norfolk when the 4th Duke, who was lord of the manor of Thetford, had Appleyard returned to the 1571 Parliament. After this date nothing more has been ascertained about him.

E150/632/5; Blomefield, Norf. i. 457; v. 399; G. Adlard, Amye Robsart and the Earl of Leycester, 11; PCC 14 Jankyn; CPR, 1566-9, p. 23.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: N. M. Fuidge