George More

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Sir George More (28 November 1553 – 16 October 1632)[1] was an English courtier and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1584 and 1625.

More was the son of Sir William More of Loseley Park, Surrey. He was a Justice of the Peace for Surrey and Sussex and Deputy Lieutenant for Surrey.[2]

In 1584, More was elected Member of Parliament for Guildford and was re-elected MP for Guildford in 1586 and 1589.[3] He was provost marshal for Surrey in 1589.[2] In 1593 he was MP for Guildford again. He was High Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex in 1596.[2] In 1597 he was elected MP for Surrey.[3] He was knighted in February 1598.[4] From 23 June 1601 to 1613, he was chamberlain of receipt in the Exchequer.[2] He was re-elected MP for Surrey in 1601. He was re-elected MP for Guildford in 1604 and for Surrey in 1614.[3] From 1615 to 1617, he was Lieutenant of the Tower of London. He was elected MP for Surrey again in 1621. In 1624 he was elected MP for Guildford and was elected MP for Surrey again in 1625.[3]

Among his other roles, More was treasurer and receiver general to James I's son, Henry, Prince of Wales, and Chancellor of the Order of the Garter. He was subsidy and loan commissioner, muster commissioner, and commissioner for recusants and seminaries for Surrey. He was a verderer of Windsor Forest and constable of Farnham Castle.[2]

Marriages and issue[edit]

More married firstly Anne Poynings (d. 19 November 1590), daughter of Sir Adrian Poynings of Burnegate, Dorset, and Mary West, by whom he had four sons and five daughters:[5]

He married secondly Constance Michell, widow of Richard Knight, esquire, and daughter and co-heir of John Michell of Stammerham, Sussex, by whom he had no issue.[2]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Richardson, Douglas (2011). Everingham, Kimball G., ed. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families IV (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. ISBN 1460992709. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
William More
Thomas Stoughton
Member of Parliament for Guildford
1584-1593
With: Laurence Stoughton
Succeeded by
Sir William More
Sir Robert Southwell
Preceded by
Sir John Wolley
Sir William More
Member of Parliament for Surrey
1597-1601
With: William Howard 1597
Charles Howard
Succeeded by
Sir Robert More
Sir Edmund Bowyer
Preceded by
Robert More
William Jackson
Member of Parliament for Guildford
1604-1611
With: George Austen
Succeeded by
Sir Robert More
George Stoughton
Preceded by
Sir Robert More
Sir Edmund Bowyer
Member of Parliament for Surrey
1614-1622
With: Sir Nicholas Carew
Succeeded by
Sir Robert More
Sir Thomas Grimes
Preceded by
Sir Robert More
John Murrey
Member of Parliament for Guildford
1624
With: Nicholas Stoughton
Succeeded by
Sir William Morley
Robert Parkhurst
Preceded by
Sir Robert More
Sir Thomas Grimes
Member of Parliament for Surrey
1625
With: Sir Francis Leigh
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Onslow
Sir Ambrose Browne