SOUTHCOTE, George (by 1533-89), of the Middle Temple, London and Calverleigh, Devon.
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Family and Education
b. by 1533, 2nd s. of John Southcote I of Bovey Tracey, Devon by 1st w. Joanna, da. of one Hankford; bro. of Thomas. educ. M. Temple, adm. 10 Nov. 1551. m. by 1561, Frances, da. and coh. of William Robins of London, 4s. 5da.1
Clerk of the peace and the crown, Devon 14 Sept. 1556-d.2
George Southcote’s admission to the Middle Temple was sponsored by two lawyers from Devon, his cousin John Southcote II and John Ridgeway with whom he was allowed to share chambers in 1553; he was to marry his cousin’s sister-in-law, the daughter of a London alderman. Southcote was probably in his early twenties when he was returned to the second Marian Parliament for Lostwithiel, a Cornish town which retained his f