George Garrard (MP)

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George Garrett or Garrard (1579 – after 1650) was an English Member of Parliament.

He was a younger son of Sir William Garrard of Dorney Court, Buckinghamshire and Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Rowe, Lord Mayor of London 1568-69. He was educated at Merton College, Oxford from 1594, graduating BA in 1597 and MA in 1603.

He was a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber extraordinary to Prince Henry in 1610-12. He was in the employ of William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Salisbury from 1614 to 1672.

In 1621 he was elected Member of Parliament for Wigan in a by-election after the death of his uncle, Sir Thomas Gerard, 1st Baronet. In 1624 he represented Newtown (IOW) and was then elected for Preston in 1626 and 1628. In April 1640, he was elected for Hindon in the Short Parliament.

He was ordained in 1635 and became Master of the London Charterhouse from 1638 to 1650.

He married Elizabeth, the daughter of Thomas Swallow of Saffron Walden, Essex, with whom he had one son, George.


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Hindon
With: Sir Miles Fleetwood
Succeeded by
Sir Miles Fleetwood
Robert Reynolds