GEORGE, Richard (1562-c.1613), of Baunton, Glos.

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

bap. 3 Oct. 1562, 2nd s. of Christopher George (d.1598) of Baunton by Anne, da. of Thomas or Robert Strange of Cirencester. m. Elinor.

Offices Held

Feodary, Gloucester 1601; commr. to inquire into charitable uses, Gloucester and Glos. 1607.


George was lord of the manor of Baunton, an estate derived from and enlarged after the dissolution of the monasteries. He also owned the manor of Northcolte and property in Cirencester, where both his grandfathers had been bailiffs. The borough returned him in 1601 while the interest of the Danvers family was in eclipse through the execution of Charles Danvers for complicity in the Essex rebellion. George left no mark on the records of the House. His will was proved 22 Nov. 1613. He repented the foul and wicked sins which, through natural corruption, he had continually committed against God, and trusted to be spared eternal damnation through his faith in Christ. He asked to be buried at Cirencester and requested a sermon from John Burgam, lecturer there. To the poor of the town he bequeathed £6 13s.4d. Another contemporary Richard George was a Bristol merchant.

Vis. Glos. 1623 (Harl. Soc. xxi), 247-9; Gloucester Recs. ed. Stevenson, 67; Atkyns, Glos. 134; Rudder, Glos. 267; Men and Armour for Glos. in 1608, ed. J. Smith, 250; T. D. Fosbrooke, Glos. 499; Bristol and Glos. Arch. Soc. Trans. ix. 340; HMC Hatfield, xv. 47-8; PCC 95 Capell.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: W.J.J.