BYNG, George (c.1556-1616), of Wrotham, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. c.1556, 1st s. of Robert Byng of Wrotham by his 1st w. Frances, da. of Richard Hill. educ. ?Clare, Camb. 1570, BA 1575; G. Inn 1573. m. Jane, da. of William Cromer of Tunstall, 1s. 4da. suc. fa. 1595.

Offices Held

J.p. Kent 1601.


Byng presumably obtained his parliamentary seat at Rochester through local influence, possibly supported by Lord Cobham. An executor of Secretary Davison’s will, Byng died intestate at Wrotham 17 July 1616, administration of his estate being granted to his son George the following 12 Feb.

Vis. Kent (Harl. Soc. xlii), 28; (lxxiv), 36; C142/244/126; PCC 29 Dorset; Wards 7/72/32; PCC admon. act bk. 1616, f. 105.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: J.E.M.