GORING, Charles (c.1668-1713), of Wappingthorn, Steyning, Suss.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Family and Education

b. c.1668, 1st s. of Henry Goring II by 1st w. m. 22 May 1700, Elizabeth (d.1741), da. and coh. of Richard Bridger of Coombe Place, Hawsey, s.p. suc. gdfa. Henry Goring I as 3rd Bt. 3 Apr. 1702.

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Suss. 1689-90, j.p. 1702-d.


Goring was returned for Bramber, two miles from his home, on the family interest at the general election of 1689, although he can barely have been of age. He was described on the indenture as Charles Goring junior to distinguish him from his uncle. In the Convention, according to Anthony Rowe, he voted to agree with the Lords that the throne was not vacant; but he served on no committees and made no recorded speeches. Although he took the oaths to the new regime, unlike his grandfather, he does not seem to have stood again. They were both alleged to have been involved in smuggling French wine into Sussex in 1698, but escaped prosecution. He was buried at Billingshurst on 13 Jan. 17I3. His half-brother, who succeeded to the baronetcy, sat for Horsham and Steyning from 1707 to 1715.

Cal. Treas. Bks. x. 23; xii. 98; xiii. 69, 70, 172, 259; Suss. N. and Q. xi. 58-59.

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Authors: B. M. Crook / John. P. Ferris