BURRARD, George (aft.1653-1720), of Lyon’s Inn, and Lymington, Hants.
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Family and Education
b. aft. 1653, 1st s. of George Burrard of Lymington by Katherine Gates of Rotherhithe, Surr. educ. Lyon’s Inn 1673; I. Temple 1685. unm.1
Freeman, Lymington 1682, Winchester by 1701.2
Burrard was cousin to the Burrards of Walhampton. An attorney of Lyon’s Inn, he acted for the borough of Lymington in 1687 during the quo warranto proceedings against the town’s charter. He seems to have prospered, since in 1694 he was able to lend the government £400 and was one of the sureties, with the 2nd Duke of Bolton (Charles Powlett I*), of Thomas Cobb, receiver-general of taxes for Hampshire.3
After the death of his kinsman John Burrard* in 1698, Burrard took over the family seat at Lymington for one Parliament. He was classed as a Court supporter in a list of about September 1698 and voted against the disbanding bill on 18 Jan. 1699. An analysis of the House of early 1700 listed him as doubtful or possibly as opposition. Thereafter he took no further active part in politics, although he voted for the two Whig candidates in the parliamentary election at Lymington in February 1701. Some time later he gave up his law practice and retired to Lymington, where he was living at the time of his death in 1720. In his will, proved on 19 Jan. 1721, he mentions estates in Lymington and the neighbouring parishes of Boldre and Brockenhurst, leasehold property in Plymouth, and tenements and houses in Whitechapel, Middlesex. Most of this, together with his holdings in the Bank of England, the East India and South Sea Companies, he left to his nieces, the daughters of his sister.4