GOOGE, Barnaby (1540-94), of Staple Inn and Alvingham, Lincs.

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

Dates

Family and Education

b. 11 June 1540 (St. Barnabas’s day), 1st s. of Robert Googe by his 1st w. Margery, da. of Sir Walter Mantell of Heyford, Northants. educ. Christ’s, Camb. May 1555; ?New Coll. Oxf.; Staple Inn. m. 5 Feb. 1564, Mary, da. of Thomas Darrell of Scotney, Lamberhurst, Kent, 7s. 2da. suc. fa. 1557.

Offices Held

?Gent, pens. c.1563; ‘Intelligencer’ in Ireland for Lord Burghley Jan.-July 1574; provost marshal, presidency court of Connaught Aug. 1582-5.

Biography

Googe had no known connexion with Aldborough. As a relative of Lord Burghley, however, he could have had little difficulty in finding a parliamentary patron. Sir Ralph Sadler, chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster, may have recommended him, or his patron may have been Thomas Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, president of the council in the north, who was asked by the Privy Council before the 1571 election to see that suitable Members were returned for Yorkshire constituencies. If Strype’s statement that Googe was a gentle