William Gore (Lord Mayor of London)

Sir William Gore's arms

Sir William Gore (1644 - 1707) was Lord Mayor of London for 1701-02,[1] having been elected Alderman for the City Ward of Coleman Street in 1690.[2]

A successful merchant, Gore was appointed a founding Director of the Bank of England in 1694 before serving as Governor of the Hamburg and Levant Companies.[3][4]

FamilyEdit

The son of William Gore, barrister-at-law, of Morden, Surrey and his wife Jane née Smith, Sir William was a grandson of Sir John Gore, Lord Mayor of London (died 1636), a kinsman of Arthur Gore, 1st Earl of Arran, and great-uncle of William Gore-Langton, MP.[5]

 
Tring Park Mansion (southern face)

In 1704, Sir William bought the lordship of the manor of Tring and built Tring Park.[6]

He died on 20 January 1707, his wife, Elizabeth née Hampton, having predeceased him (died 1705).[7] Three of their sons were MPs: William, [8][9] Thomas and John Gore.[10]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thomas, Henry (2 May 2019). "The Wards of London: Comprising a Historical and Topographical Description of Every Object of Importance Within the Boundaries of the City. With an Account of All the Companies, Institutions, Buildings, Ancient Remains ... and Biographical Sketches of All Eminent Persons Connected Therewith". J. Gifford. Retrieved 2 May 2019 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Notes on the aldermen, 1502-1700 - British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  3. ^ "GORE, William (c.1675-1739), of Tring, Herts. - History of Parliament Online". www.historyofparliamentonline.org. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Catalogue description | Will of Sir William Gore, Alderman of City of London". 3 February 1708. Retrieved 2 May 2019 – via National Archive of the UK.
  5. ^ Mosley, Charles (ed.) (2003). Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 107th edn. London: Burke's Peerage & Gentry Ltd. p. 3870 (TEMPLE OF STOWE, E). ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
  6. ^ Pugh, Edward (2 May 2019). "London, by David Hughson". Retrieved 2 May 2019 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "Place: Tring: Parish Church (Hertfordshire Genealogy)". www.hertfordshire-genealogy.co.uk. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  8. ^ Mosley, Charles (ed.) (2003). Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 107th edn. London: Burke's Peerage & Gentry Ltd. p. 2928 (NORTHAMPTON, M). ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
  9. ^ "GORE, Charles (?1711-68), of Tring, Herts. - History of Parliament Online". www.historyofparliamentonline.org. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  10. ^ Carswell, John. "The South Sea Bubble". Stanford University Press. Retrieved 2 May 2019 – via Google Books.

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Civic offices
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Abney
Lord Mayor of London
1701–1702
Succeeded by
Sir Samuel Dashwood