George Best (MP)

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George Best DL, JP (10 November 1759 – 8 September 1818) was a British politician.

Best was the son of James Best, of Park House, Boxley, Kent, High Sheriff of Kent in 1751, by Frances, daughter of Richard Shelley, of Michaelgrove, Sussex.[1] He sat as Member of Parliament for Rochester from 1790 to 1796.[2] He was also a Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for Kent.[1]

Best married Caroline, daughter of Edward Scott, of Scott's Hall, Kent, in 1784. They had several children, including Dorothy Best, wife of Reverend Joseph George Brett and mother of William Brett, 1st Viscount Esher. The family lived at Chilston Park, Boughton Malherbe, Kent. Best died in September 1818, aged 58.[1]


Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Charles Middleton, Bt
Nathaniel Smith
Member of Parliament for Rochester
With: Sir Richard Bickerton, Bt 1790–1792
Nathaniel Smith 1792–1794
Sir Richard King, Bt 1794–1796
Succeeded by
Hon. Henry Tufton
Sir Richard King, Bt