Sir Arthur Gore, 1st Baronet

Sir Arthur Gore, 1st Baronet (c. 1640 – 20 December 1697)[1] was an Irish soldier and politician.

Gore was the second son of Sir Paul Gore, 1st Baronet and his wife Isabella Wycliffe, daughter of Francis Wycliffe.[2] In 1656, he was High Sheriff of Mayo and additionally High Sheriff of County Galway.[1] He was appointed constable of Fort Falkland for life in August 1660 and in December of that year he became major of a company of foot.[3] He entered the Irish House of Commons in 1661 and represented Mayo until 1666.[4] On 10 April 1662, he was created a Baronet, of Newtown, in the County of Mayo.[1] He served as Sheriff for Mayo again in 1670 and was nominated High Sheriff of Leitrim in 1677.[1]


Gore married Eleanor St George, daughter of Sir George St George (knight of Carrickdrumrusk).[3] They had seven daughters and four sons.[5] Gore died in 1697 and was buried at St Muredach's Cathedral, Ballina; his wife survived him until 1713.[1] His oldest son Paul having predeceased him in 1689, he was succeeded in the baronetcy by the latter's son and thus his grandson Arthur.[5] His third son William sat as Member of Parliament (MP) for Leitrim and his fourth son George was sometime Attorney General for Ireland and a judge of the Court of Common Pleas (Ireland).[3]

Of his daughters, Anne married Colonel John French of Frenchpark, nicknamed An Tiarna Mór (the Great Lord). They were the great-grandparents of Arthur French, 1st Baron de Freyne. Lettice married William Caulfeild, and Eleanor married Edward Wingfield and was the mother of Richard,1st Viscount Powerscourt.


  1. ^ a b c d e Cokayne, George Edward (1903). The Complete Baronetage. vol. III. Exeter: William Pollard and Co. Ltd. p. 316. |volume= has extra text (help)
  2. ^ Debrett, John (1828). Debrett's Peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. vol. II (17th ed.). London: G. Woodfall. p. 669. |volume= has extra text (help)
  3. ^ a b c Lodge, John (1789). Mervyn Archdall (ed.). The Peerage of Ireland or A Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of that Kingdom. vol. III. Dublin: James Moore. pp. 110–112. |volume= has extra text (help)
  4. ^ "ThePeerage - Sir Arthur Gore, 1st Bt". Retrieved 27 February 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b 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. 43. |volume= has extra text (help)
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Mayo
1661 – 1666
Succeeded by
Baronetage of Ireland
New creation Baronet
(of Newtown)
1662 – 1697
Succeeded by
Arthur Gore