Sir Paul Gore, 1st Baronet

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Sir Paul Gore, 1st Baronet (1567 – September 1629)[1] was an Anglo-Irish politician, soldier and baronet.

Born in London, he was the eldest son of Gerard Gore and his wife Helen Davenant, daughter of Ralph Davenant.[2] Gore had come to Ireland as a commander of a troup of horse and in 1602, he was despatched to accompany Rory Ó Donnell to a meeting with Queen Elizabeth I of England.[3] He sat as Member of Parliament (MP) in the Irish House of Commons for Ballyshannon from 1613 until 1615.[3] On 2 February 1622, he was created a baronet, of Magherabegg, in the County Donegal.[1]

He married Isabella Wycliffe, daughter of Francis Wycliffe and niece of the 1st Earl of Strafford.[4] They had thirteen children, seven daughters and six sons.[5] Gore was buried at the Abbey Church of Donegal.[3] His eldest son Ralph succeeded to the baronetcy and was ancestor of the Earl of Ross.[5] His son Arthur was himself created a baronet and was ancestor of the Irish creation of the Earls of Arran, the Barons Harlech as well as the Irish Barons Annaly.[3] His fourth son Francis was progenitor of the Gore-Booth Baronets.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 24 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "ThePeerage - Sir Paul Gore, 1st Bt". Retrieved 8 January 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d Lodge, Edmund (1838). The Genealogy of the Existing British Peerage (6th ed.). London: Saunder and Otley. p. 23.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Lodge" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ Debrett, John (1828). Debrett's Peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. vol. II (17th ed.). London: G. Woodfall. p. 669. 
  5. ^ a b c Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. I (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 527. 
Baronetage of Ireland
New creation Baronet
(of Magherabegg)
Succeeded by
Ralph Gore