About Alexander Belches, of Tofts
Son of John Belches of Tofts to whom he was served heir 16th May 1632. He represented the county of Berwick in the Parliament of 1644, and succeeding Parliaments of Charles I and II. He was knighted, and appointed an Ordinary Lord in place of Sir Thomas Hope, Lord Kerse on the 2d July 1646. Lord Tofts was appointed a member of the various Committees of Estates which ruled the country during the intervals of Parliament and was intrusted with the execution of many important parliamentary duties.
Source: An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII; by George Brunton, David Haig; 1832; Page 320