GORE, William (c.1675-1739), of Tring, Herts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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27 Jan. 1711 - 1713
6 May 1714 - 1715
1722 - 1727
1734 - 22 Oct. 1739

Family and Education

b. c.1675, 1st s. of Sir William Gore; bro. of John and Thomas Gore. educ. Queens’, Camb. 1691. m. Apr. 1709, Lady Mary Compton, da. of George, 4th Earl of Northampton, 5s. 6da. suc. fa. 1708.

Offices Held

Director, Bank of England 1709-12, South Sea Co. 1712-15.


Gore was the eldest son of an eminent London merchant, who bought the manor of Tring in 1705. A Tory and a member of the October Club, he sat in Anne’s last two Parliaments but did not stand in 1715. In 1718 he bought the manor of Cricklade, carrying with it the appointment of the returning officer.1 He successfully contested St. Albans in 1722, did not stand in 1727, and in 1734 was returned on his own interest at Cricklade, dying 22 Oct. 1739. His only recorded speech was against a vote of credit in April 1727. One of his daughters married Charles Pelham and another was the mother of William Mellish.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. T. R. Thomson, Materials for a Hist. of Cricklade, 158.