George James Furness

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George James Furness

Born(1868-08-29)August 29, 1868
Died11 June 1936(1936-06-11) (aged 66)
Roundwood House, Willesden, London, England
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
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.


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.


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.


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