Appleyard, Mathew (DNB00)

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APPLEYARD, Sir MATHEW (1606–1669), military commander, was the son of Thomas Appleyard, the descendant of a family whose residence for several generations was Burstwick Hall Garth, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. In the civil war he took the side of the royalists, and was knighted on the field by Charles I. On the taking of Leicester, the king 'presently made Sir Mathew Appleyard, a soldier of known courage and experience, his lieutenant governor.' He married Frances, daughter of the third Sir Wm. Pelham, of Brocklesby, Lincolnshire; sat in the House of Commons as member for the corporation of Headon; was one of his majesty's customers for the port of Kingston-upon-Hull ; was a firm supporter of Church and State, and died in 1669 in the 63rd year of his age.

[A monumental inscription on a stone in the chancel floor in All Saints Church, Burstwick; Poulson's History of Holderness, vii. 362, 364; Clarendon's History of the Grand Rebellion, book ix., 33.]

A. S. B.

Dictionary of National Biography, Errata (1904), p.7
N.B.— f.e. stands for from end and l.l. for last line

Page Col. Line  
50 i 33 Appleyard, Sir Mathew: for 1669 read 1670
ii 15f.e.  for Headon read Hedon from 1661 till his death
12f.e.  after State, insert was M.P. for Charlemont in the Irish House of Commons 1665-6,
12-11f.e.  for in 1669 read on 20 Feb. 1669-70
8f.e.  for vii. read ii.