EGIOCKE, George (1563-l602), of Salford Priors, Warws.
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Family and Education
b. 1563, s. of Richard Egiocke by Elizabeth, da. of Baldwin Sheldon of Broadway, Worcs. educ. Trinity, Oxf. 1580; New Inn; M. Temple 1580. m. Dorothy, da. of Nicholas St. John of Lydiard Tregoze, Wilts. by Elizabeth, da. of Sir Richard Blount of Mapledurham, Oxon., s.p.
Egiocke’s father, himself a younger son, moved to Salford Priors from Warwickshire, apparently between the Worcestershire heralds’ visitation of 1569 and 1580, when the entry recording Egiocke’s matriculation at Oxford describes him as of Warwickshire. How he came to be returned for Tamworth in 1601 has not been ascertained. Possibly there was a marriage connexion with the Dowager Countess of Leicester through her late husband Sir Christopher Blount. Egiocke was appointed to one recorded parliamentary committee on 9 Dec. to consider a bill concerning certain land titles, including those of Samuel Sandys, a Worcestershire gentleman.
In his will, dated 18 Mar. 1602, Egiocke described himself as of Salford Priors, and mentioned land there called Popehill, in which his wife had a life interest. He appointed as executors an uncle, William Combes of Warwick, his cousin Francis Egiocke, his relative William Sheldon, and another Worcestershire gentleman. He appointed Sir Oliver St. John an overseer and referred to a loan of £700 from him and one of £380 from a cousin, Mary Egiocke. Egiocke died before 17 May 1602 when letters of administration were granted to his widow, the executors having renounced their task. Further letters were granted 26 Nov. 1630 to John Egiocke, the testator’s brother. Egiocke was buried at St. Andrew’s, Holborn.
PCC 32 Montague; Vis. Worcs. (Harl. Soc xxvii), 52, 127-8; Vis. Wilts. (Harl. Soc. cv, cvi), 168; Dugdale, Warws. ii. 866; D’Ewes, 673.