Sir George Fletcher, 2nd Baronet

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Sir George Fletcher, 2nd Baronet (1633 – 23 July 1700) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1661 and 1700.

Fletcher was the only surviving son of Sir Henry Fletcher, 1st Baronet and his wife Catharine Dalston, daughter of Sir George Dalston, 4th Baronet.[1] In 1645, he succeeded his father as baronet.[2] Fletcher was High Sheriff of Cumberland in 1658 and 1680,[2] and Vice Chamberlain to Queen Catherine of Braganza.[3] He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Cumberland, representing it from 1661 to 1679 and again from 1681 to 1685.[2] He sat a third time for the constituency from 1689 until his death in 1700.[2]

On 27 February 1654 or 1655, he married firstly Alice Hare, daughter of Hugh Hare, 1st Baron Coleraine at Totteridge,[2] and by her he had a son and three daughters.[1] Fletcher married secondly Lady Mary Johnstone, daughter of James Johnstone, 1st Earl of Hartfell by 1665.[2] He had two sons and two daughters by his second wife.[1] Fletcher died, aged 67 and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son oldest son Henry.[1] His second son George became a Member of Parliament for Cumberland and Cockermouth.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Burke, John (1841). John Bernhard Burke, ed. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland (2nd ed.). London: Scott, Webster, and Geary. p. 202. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g History of Parliament Online - Fletcher, Sir George
  3. ^ "Hutton-in-the-Forest, Official website - Sir George Fletcher 2nd Bt". Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Charles Howard
Sir Wilfred Lawson
Member of Parliament for Cumberland
1661–1679
With: Sir Patricus Curwen, 1st Baronet 1661–1665
Sir John Lowther, 2nd Baronet 1665–1679
Succeeded by
Sir John Lowther, 2nd Baronet
Richard Lamplugh
Preceded by
Sir John Lowther, 2nd Baronet
Viscount Morpeth
Member of Parliament for Cumberland
1681–1685
With: Sir John Lowther, 2nd Baronet
Succeeded by
Sir John Lowther, 2nd Baronet
The Viscount Preston
Preceded by
Sir John Lowther, 2nd Baronet
The Viscount Preston
Member of Parliament for Cumberland
1689–1700
With: Sir John Lowther, 2nd Baronet
Succeeded by
Richard Musgrave
Gilfrid Lawson
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Henry Fletcher
Baronet
(of Hutton le Forest)
1645–1700
Succeeded by
Henry Fletcher