George Gallop

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George Gallop or Gollop (1590–1650) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1625 and 1650. He supported the Parliamentary cause in the English Civil War.

Gallop was the son of Thomas Gallop, of Strode, Dorset and his wife Agnes Watkins, daughter of Humphrey Watkins of Holwel, Somerset.[1] He became a merchant of Southampton and in July 1619 acquired the property of Southampton Castle.[2] He became an alderman of the city.[3]

In 1625 Gallop was elected Member of Parliament for Southampton. He was re-elected MP for Southampton in 1626 and 1628 and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.[4] In 1632 he was mayor of Southampton.[5]

In November 1640, Gallop was re-elected MP for Southampton in the Long Parliament.[4] He supported the parliamentary cause and survived Pride's Purge to sit in the Rump Parliament

Gallop died in 1650 and leaving a charitable donation to provide gowns for poor people.[6]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir John Mill, 1st Baronet
John Bonde
Member of Parliament for Southampton
With: Sir John Mill, 1st Baronet 1625–1626
John Major 1628–1629
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Southampton
With: Edward Exton
Succeeded by
Not represented in Barebones Parliament