CHAFIN (CHAFFIN), George (1689-1766), of Chettle, Dorset

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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1713 - 1754

Family and Education

bap. 7 Jan. 1689, 5th s. of Thomas Chafin I* and bro. of Thomas Chafin II*.  educ. ?Winchester c.1702–6; Oriel, Oxf. 1707.  m. lic. 8 Feb. 1714, Elizabeth, da. of (Sir) Anthony Sturt*, 5s. 3da.  suc. bro. Thomas II 1711.

Offices Held


Having succeeded to the family estates in Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey and Somerset on the death of his elder brother, Chafin served for Dorset in the Parliament of 1713. No speech or vote by him is known for this period. His party affiliation was nevertheless sufficiently clear for the Worsley list and two other comparative analyses of the 1713 and 1715 Parliaments to classify him as a Tory. Chafin voted consistently with the Tories until 1754, when he retired from Parliament because of increasing financial difficulties. He died on 7 Sept. 1766.1

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. Hutchins, Dorset, iii. 565–7.