CLAVELL, George (1725-74), of Smedmore, in Kimmeridge, Dorset.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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28 Mar. 1752 - 1754

Family and Education

bap. 19 Mar. 1725, 3rd s. of Edward Clavell of Smedmore by his 2nd w. Elizabeth, da. of George Damer of Dorchester. educ. M. Temple 1741. m. 9 June 1755, Mary, da. of William Castle of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, s.p. suc. bro. 1744.

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George Clavell came of an ancient Isle of Purbeck family, who had been seated there since the time of Henry VI.1 His mother was the sister of Joseph Damer of Winterbourne Came, near Dorchester, and the aunt of Joseph Damer, 1st Earl of Dorchester, and George Damer, all of whom represented the borough. At a by-election in 1752, caused by the death of his cousin George Damer, he was returned for Dorchester on the Damer interest but did not stand again. He died in January 1774.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Hutchins, Dorset, i.570.