George Courthope

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Sir George Courthorpe (3 June 1616 – 18 November 1685) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1656 and 1679.

Courthorpe was the son of George Courthorpe, of Ticehurst, Sussex. He matriculated at University College, Oxford on 22 June 1632 aged 16, and was awarded BA on 8 May 1635.[1]

In 1656, Courthorpe was elected Member of Parliament for Sussex in the Second Protectorate Parliament. In 1659 he was elected MP for East Grinstead in the Third Protectorate Parliament.[2] He was re-elected MP for East Grinstead in the Convention Parliament in 1660.[2] In 1661, he was knighted at Windsor on 24 April[3] and re-elected MP for East Grinstead in the Cavalier Parliament He sat until 1679.[2]

Courthorpe died at the age of 69 and was buried at Ticehurst.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Herbert Morley
Sir Thomas Pelham, 2nd Baronet
Anthony Stapley
John Stapley
John Fagg


William Hay
John Pelham
Francis Lord Dacres
Herbert Springet

Member of Parliament for Sussex
1656
With: Herbert Morley
John Pelham
John Fagg
John Stapley
Anthony Shirley
Sir Thomas Rivers, 2nd Baronet
Sir Thomas Parker
Samuel Gott
Succeeded by
Herbert Morley
Sir John Fagg, 1st Baronet
Preceded by
John Goodwin
Member of Parliament for East Grinstead
1659
With: Robert Goodwin
Succeeded by
Robert Goodwin