George Dacre, 5th Baron Dacre

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George Dacre, 5th Baron Dacre of Gilsland, also Baron Greystoke (ca. 1561 – 17 May 1569) was an English peer and landowner in the county of Cumberland.

He was summoned to parliament at about the age of five.

Life[edit]

Born about 1561, Dacre was the only surviving son of Thomas Dacre, 4th Baron Dacre (c. 1527 – 1566), by his marriage to Elizabeth Leyburne (1536–1567), the eldest daughter of Sir James Leyburne of Westmorland. This was his father's second marriage.[1] He had a brother, Francis, who died in infancy, and three sisters: Anne (21 March 1557 – 19 April 1630), Mary (4 July 1563 – 7 April 1578), and Elizabeth (born 12 December 1564)

Dacre succeeded his father as Baron Dacre on 1 July 1566, at the age of five.[2] Soon after this, his widowed mother married Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, but she died in childbirth on 4 September 1567, so that Dacre and his three sisters were left as members of the household of their widowed step-father, Norfolk.[1]

The boy peer, aged no more than five, was summoned to parliament on 30 September 1566.[3] He died on 17 May 1569, when the barony of Dacre, although claimed by his uncle Leonard, was found to have fallen into abeyance, leaving Dacre's three sisters as co-heiresses. By the age of fourteen, each of the three had been married to one of their step-brothers, the sons of the Duke of Norfolk.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dacre of Gilsland, Baron (E, 1473 - abeyant 1569) Archived November 26, 2011, at the Wayback Machine at cracroftspeerage.co.uk
  2. ^ Nicholas Harris Nicolas, William Courthope, The Historic Peerage of England (Elibron facsimile edition), p. 139
  3. ^ George Fisher, A companion and key to the history of England (1832), p. 532
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Thomas Dacre
Baron Dacre
1566–1569
Succeeded by
title in abeyance