PARKER, Hon. George Lane (1724-91), of Woodbury, Cambs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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19 Jan. 1769 - 1774
1774 - 1780

Family and Education

b. 6 Sept. 1724, 2nd s. of George, and Earl of Macclesfield, by his 1st w. Mary, da. of Ralph Lane, Turkey merchant, of Woodbury; bro. of Thomas, Visct. Parker.  educ. Hertford, Oxf. 1741.  m. May 1782, Jane, da. and coh. of Charles Adelmare Caesar, wid. of Sir Charles Cottrell Dormer, s.p.

Offices Held

Lt. and capt. 1 Ft. Gds. 1749, capt. and lt.-col. 1755; col. army 1762; maj.-gen. 1770; col. 20 Ft. 1773-82; lt.-gen. 1777; col. 12 Drag. 1782- d.


Parker was defeated in 1761 at Guildford; in 1768 he stood for Yarmouth on the Holmes-Stanley interest and was returned on petition. In 1774 he stood for Tregony as a Government candidate.

He voted consistently with the Government, but was not a very good attender—probably because of his military duties; and seems never to have spoken in the House.

He died 6 Sept. 1791.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke