GORE, John (c.1689-1763), of Bush Hill, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1747 - 1761

Family and Education

b. c.1689, 2nd s. of Sir William Gore, merchant and director of the Bank of England, by Elizabeth, da. of Walter Hampton, London merchant. m. Hannah, da. of Sir Jeremy Sambrooke, 4th Bt., M.P., of North Mimms, Herts., 1s. d.v.p. 3da.: Catherine m. Joseph Mellish and Anne m. his bro. William Mellish, M.P.

Offices Held


John Gore carried on business in Bishopsgate Street in partnership with Joseph Mellish, later his son-in-law, with whose support he was returned for Grimsby. He began as a Hamburg merchant, but his concerns grew more widespread: he was one of the original directors of the South Sea Company; held extensive Government contracts for remittances and victualling troops;1 was a large subscriber to Government loans; and one of the City men consulted by Newcastle on Treasury affairs. Gore and Mellish suffered considerably in the Lisbon earthquake of 1755, Gore’s loss being estimated at £30,000.2

He died 3 Aug. 1763.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke


  • 1. Namier, Structure, 47, n. 1.
  • 2. Mrs. Delany’s Autobiog. iii. 379-80.