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George More

George More

English politician
The basics
Occupations Politician
Countries England United Kingdom
A.K.A. Sir George More
Gender male
Birth November 28, 1553
Death October 16, 1632
Father: William More
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The details

Sir George More (28 November 1553 – 16 October 1632) was an English courtier and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1584 and 1625.

More was the son of Sir William More of Loseley Park, Surrey. He was a Justice of the Peace for Surrey and Sussex and Deputy Lieutenant for Surrey.

In 1584, More was elected Member of Parliament for Guildford and was re-elected MP for Guildford in 1586 and 1589. He was provost marshal for Surrey in 1589. In 1593 he was MP for Guildford again. He was High Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex in 1596. In 1597 he was elected MP for Surrey. He was knighted in February 1598. From 23 June 1601 to 1613, he was Chamberlain of the Receipt in the Exchequer. He was re-elected MP for Surrey in 1601. He was re-elected MP for Guildford in 1604 and for Surrey in 1614. From 1615 to 1617, he was Lieutenant of the Tower of London. He was elected MP for Surrey again in 1621. In 1624 he was elected MP for Guildford and was elected MP for Surrey again in 1625.

Among his other roles, More was treasurer and receiver general to James I's son, Henry, Prince of Wales, and Chancellor of the Order of the Garter. He was subsidy and loan commissioner, muster commissioner, and commissioner for recusants and seminaries for Surrey. He was a verderer of Windsor Forest and constable of Farnham Castle.

Marriages and issue

More married firstly Anne Poynings (d. 19 November 1590), daughter of Sir Adrian Poynings of Burnegate, Dorset, and Mary West, by whom he had four sons and five daughters:

  • Sir Robert More.
  • George More.
  • William More.
  • John More.
  • Mary More, who married Sir Nicholas Throckmorton.
  • Margaret More, who married Sir Thomas Grimes.
  • Anne More, who married the poet John Donne.
  • Elizabeth More, who married Sir John Mills.
  • Frances More, who married Sir John Oglander.

He married secondly Constance Michell, widow of Richard Knight, esquire, and daughter and co-heir of John Michell of Stammerham, Sussex, by whom he had no issue.

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