George Gipps (MP for Canterbury)

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George Gipps (c. 1728-13 February 1800) was an English apothecary, hop merchant, banker and politician who sat in the House of Commons of Great Britain between 1780 and 1796.

Gipps was the son of John Gipps, a staymaker of Ashford, and his wife Sarah Flint. He began as an apothecary at Canterbury but later became a hop merchant.[1]

Gipps was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Canterbury in 1780 and held the seat to 1796. By 1790 he had given up the hop trade to become a banker in the firm Gipps, Simmons and Gipps of Canterbury.[1] He had also taken the lease of Hall Place in Harbledown.[2] The election of 28 May 1796 was declared void in March 1797 and he was reinstated as MP for Canterbury and remained until 1800.[3]

Gipps married firstly Elizabeth Johanna Roberts daughter of John Roberts of Harbledown on 2 August 1755. He married secondly on 27 November 1780 Sarah Stanton, daughter of William Stanton. He married thirdly Elizabeth Lawrence, daughter of Thomas Lawrence MD on 18 January 1792.[1]

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Richard Milles
Sir William Mayne
Member of Parliament for Canterbury
1780-1796
With: Charles Robinson 1780-1790
Sir John Honywood, Bt 1790-1796
Succeeded by
John Baker
Samuel Elias Sawbridge
Preceded by
John Baker
Samuel Elias Sawbridge
Member of Parliament for Canterbury
1797-1800
With: Sir John Honywood, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir John Honywood, Bt
George Watson