Lt. Col. Anthony Gylby

Civil War signatory to the surrender of Newark, buried at Everton

Anthony Gylby had an estate at Harwell hamlet close to Everton and is buried in Holy Trinity church, Everton.

In 1646 he was a signatory to the surrender document at Newark Castle, and took over Sir John Digby's regiment of pikemen and cavalry.

Following the Civil War he became Lt. Governor of the fort and port at Hull, and was later MP for Hull.

He was involved in the second uprising at Pontefract Castle, and later was also at the abortive uprising in Sherwood Forest.

He is reputed at one time to have hidden Charles I in a grain bin to save him from the Parliamentarian troops.

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