READE, George (1687-1756), of Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxon.
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b. 1687, 4th s. of Sir Edward Reade, 2nd Bt., of Shipton Court by Elizabeth, da. of Edward Harby of Adstone, Northants.; bro. of Sir Thomas Reade, 4th Bt.. m. Jane, da. of Charles Nowes, barrister, of Wood Ditton, Camb., s.p.1
Lt. and capt. 1 Ft. Gds. 1703, capt.-lt. and lt.-col. 1708, capt. 1709, 2nd maj. and col. 1729; col. 29 Ft. 1733-9, 9 Ft. 1739-49; lt.-gen. 1747; col. 9 Drag. Gds. 1749-d.
Returned for Tewkesbury after a contest in 1722 and re-elected unopposed in 1727, Reade voted consistently with the Government. He died 28 Mar. 1756, leaving £35,000 in trust for the purchase of lands of inheritance for his nephew Sir John Reade, 5th Bt.2