Henry Goring (1646–1685)

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Henry Goring (6 April 1646 – 10 June 1685) was an English soldier and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1673 and 1685.

Goring was the son of Sir Henry Goring, 2nd Baronet of the first creation and his wife Diana Bishopp daughter of Sir Edward Bishopp.[1] He was a captain in the Regiment of Foot.[2] In 1671 he purchased an estate at Wappingthorn, Steyning, Sussex.[3]

Goring was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for New Shoreham in 1673 and held the seat to 1678.[4] In 1679 he was elected MP for Bramber and held the seat until 1685.[5] In 1685 he was elected MP for Steyning.[6] He was High Sheriff of Sussex from 1681 to 1682.[2]

Goring was killed at a theatre by Sir Edward Dering, 3rd Baronet, or his son Charles, at the age of 39.[2]

Goring married, firstly, Elizabeth Morewood, daughter of Anthony Morewood, in October 1667. He married, secondly, Mary Covert, daughter of Sir John Covert, 1st Baronet, in 1676.[2]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir John Fagg, Bt
Edward Blaker
Member of Parliament for New Shoreham
1673–1678
With: Edward Blaker
Anthony Dean
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Fagg, Bt
John Cheale
Preceded by
Sir Cecil Bishopp, Bt
Percy Goring
Member of Parliament for Bramber
1679–1685
With: Nicholas Eversfield
Henry Sydney
Percy Goring
Succeeded by
Thomas Bludworth
William Bridgeman
Preceded by
James Morton
Sir John Fagg, Bt
Member of Parliament for Steyning
March 1685 – June 1685
With: Sir John Fagg, Bt
Succeeded by
James Morton
Sir John Fagg, Bt