SYKES, Sir Christopher, 2nd Bt. (1749-1801), of Sledmere, Yorks.
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Family and Education
b. 23 May 1749, o. surv. s. of Rev. Sir Mark Sykes, 1st Bt., of Sledmere by Decima, da. of Twyford Woodham of Ely, Cambs. educ. B.N.C. Oxf. 1767. m. 23 Oct. 1770, Elizabeth, da. of William Tatton of Wythenshawe, Cheshire, 3s. 2da. suc. fa. as 2nd Bt. 14 Sept. 1783.
Sykes was returned head of the poll for Beverley in 1784. He voted for parliamentary reform on 18 Apr. 1785, and supported Pitt over the Duke of Richmond’s fortifications plan, 27 Feb. 1786, and over the Regency. He is not known to have spoken in the House, and though he did not stand in 1790 he maintained an interest at Beverley. He died 17 Sept. 1801.