EVANS, Hon. George (d.1759), of Caharas, co. Limerick, and Laxton, Northants.
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2nd but 1st surv. s. of George Evans, 1st Baron Carbery [I]. m. 23 May 1732, Frances, da. of Richard Fitzwilliam, 5th Visct. Fitzwilliam of Merrion [I], 3s. 1da. suc. fa. as 2nd Baron Carbery [I] 28 Aug. 1749.
George Evans was narrowly returned for his father’s former seat at Westbury in 1734 and by a big majority in 1741, in both cases defeating members of the Bertie family standing on Lord Abingdon’s interest. He voted against the Spanish convention in 1739 but subsequently figures in a ministerial list of government supporters absent on 21 Nov. 1739. In the next Parliament he voted consistently with the Administration, and was classed as an Old Whig in 1746. Although on his marriage he had received his father’s Laxton estate, worth £1,100 p.a., and an annuity of over £1,400 from the family estates in Ireland, he was in financial difficulties by September 1743, when among other debts he was £900 in arrears on an annuity of £200 payable to the 1st Earl of Egmont from March 1734.1 He did not stand again but, after his father’s death, took his seat in the Irish House of Lords, 22 Nov. 1749. He died 2 Feb. 1759.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: R. S. Lea
- 1. Cholmondeley (Houghton) mss 66; HMC Egmont Diary, ii. 59; iii. 273-4.