George James Furness

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George James Furness

JP
Born(1868-08-29)August 29, 1868
Died11 June 1936(1936-06-11) (aged 66)
Roundwood House, Willesden, London, England
NationalityEnglish
Spouse(s)Mary Mable
ChildrenGeorge James Barnard Furness
Parent(s)George Furness
Member of Parliament
for Willesden West
In office
15 November 1922 – 6 December 1923
Preceded byCharles Pinkham
Succeeded bySamuel Viant
Majority799
Personal details
Political partyUnionist Party (UK)
High Sheriff of Middlesex
In office
March 1936 – 11 June 1936

George James Furness JP (1868 – 1936), was an engineer and scouter, and the member of parliament for the constituency of Willesden West on behalf of the Unionist Party from 1922-1923.

Scouting[edit]

In the Boy Scout Association, Furness was the second district commissioner of Willesden district.[1] He took over from captain C. Pearse in November 1915, only 6 months after the association was founded, presumably as Pearse was called away to war. Furness continued as district commissioner until his death in 1936.

Legacy[edit]

When he died he left an estate valued at £278,312 2s 5d to his wife Mary Mable.[2]

He died during his term as High Sheriff of Middlesex and his son, George James Barnard Furness, was given the position in 1939.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Minute Book of Willesden Boy Scout Association 1915-1922.
  2. ^ England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995. 1936.