DACRES, George (c.1533-80), of Cheshunt, Herts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. c.1533, o.s. of Robert Dacres, master of requests, by Elizabeth, da. of George Mannock of Stoke by Nayland, Suff., wid. of Sir Thomas Denny of How, Norf. m. Elizabeth, da. of Sir Wymond Carew of Antony, Cornw., 5s. 2da. suc. fa. 1543.1

Offices Held

J.p. Oxon. by 1564, Herts. by 1569, q. by 1574.2


From his parents Dacres inherited considerable property, including the manor of Cheshunt and other lands in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Kent, Middlesex and Warwickshire. His will mentions also houses in Aldersgate Street, London and an estate on the borders of Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire. His valuable wardship was granted, as his father had wished, to his mother’s brother-in-law Anthony Denny, and in 1545, the year after the grant of the wardship, the boy’s marriage was arranged.