FLEETWOOD, George (c.1564-1620), of The Vache, Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks.

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.1564, yr. s. of Thomas Fleetwood of The Vache by his 2nd w. Bridget, da. of Sir John Spring of Lavenham, Suff.; bro. of Henry and half-bro. of William Fleetwood III. educ. New Inn; M. Temple 1580. m. 19 Apr. 1586, Katherine, da. of Henry Denny, dean of Chester, by Honora, da. of William, 13th Lord Grey of Wilton, 8s. 6da. Kntd 1603.

Offices Held

J.p. Bucks. from c.1586, sheriff 1590-1; gent. pens. 1597-d.


Fleetwood was returned for a local borough in the year that, though a younger son, he entered into most of the family lands, including The Vache, and in which he married Katherine Denny, relative and probably ward of Sir Francis Walsingham. All three William Fleetwoods were in this Parliament. Fleetwood died 21 Dec. 1620.

G. Lipscomb, Bucks. iii. 227; VCH Bucks. iii. 188, 191; R. Clutterbuck, Herts. ii. 107; R. W. Buss, Fleetwood Fam. Recs. 11; C142/386/96; PCC 10 Holney, 24 Dale.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: W.J.J.