MEGGOTT, George (1669-1723), of Stoney Lane, St. Olave's, Southwark.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1722 - 12 Nov. 1723

Family and Education

bap. 10 May 1669, 1st s. of Sir George Meggott, brewer, of St. Olave’s by his 2nd w. Elizabeth. m. (lic. 15 Oct. 1690) Mary, da. of William Smith, coal merchant, of St. Saviour’s, Southwark, 2s. 4da. suc. fa. 1702.1

Offices Held


In Sunderland’s lists for the 1722 Parliament Meggott is put down for Southwark, which his father, a rich brewer in St. Olave’s, had contested unsuccessfully in 1695. Returned at the top of the poll, he became ‘ill of a fever’ during the election.2 He died 12 Nov. 1723, leaving a half share in his two brewhouses to his wife, and the other to his son Smith Meggott,3 who subsequently traded in partnership with Robert Hucks.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Ex. inf. W. H. Challen.
  • 2. The Post Boy, 22-24 Mar. 1722.
  • 3. PCC 173 Bolton.