FLINTON, George (by 1500-36), of Flinton, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Family and Education

b. by 1500. educ. ?I. Temple. m. by 20 Aug. 1532, Margaret, da. of Edward Skipwith of Habrough, Lincs., 1s.1

Offices Held


George Flinton was of gentle birth, but little has come to light about him or his family which owned a small estate in Holderness. Although no pedigree has been found, he may have been the son of William Flinton, the administration of whose goods he obtained on 19 Oct. 1521. As a ‘Master Flinton’ was fined 10s. early in 1528 for losing a moot at the Inner Temple, it is possible that he was a lawyer and that his entry to the Commons was a means of getting to know potential clients. His return for Scarborough in 1529 may have been the work of his fellow-Member, Sir Ralph Ellerker, who was a royal official in Holderness with an interest of his own in the neighbourhood of the town. Nothing is known about Flinton’s part in the work of the Parliament, which he survived by barely a month, dying on 20 May 1536. He left an infant son of one year and more, and the feoffees of his lands included Marmaduke Constable (not either of the Members of that name) and Edward and Thomas Skipwith.2

Ref Volumes: 1509-1558

Author: Alan Davidson


  • 1. Date of birth estimated from first reference. C142/58/44.
  • 2. Vis. Yorks. (Harl. Soc. xvi), 152; York wills 9, f. 146; 13, f. 642; 19, f. 811; 22, f. 524; Cal. I.T. Recs. i. 89-90; Yorks. Arch. Soc. rec. ser. xi. 63; xciv. 96-97; NRA 10952, p. 25; C142/58/44.