Gore, Thomas (1631 -1684)
Thomas Gore, of Alderton in Wiltshire, was the third son of Charles Gore, of Alderton, and Lydias, daughter and heir of William White, citizen and draper of London. By the deaths of his two elder brothers he inherited the estate. He was educated privately and at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was admitted a gentleman commoner on 20 May 1650. He proceeded from there to Lincoln's Inn, but on the death of his mother on the 3 January 1655, he retired to his estate, devoted himself to heraldry and antiquities, and married, 18 September 1656, Mary, daughter of Michael Meredith, of Southwoode in Gloucestershire. He was sworn a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber in Ordinary 13 November 1667, and was High Sheriff of Wiltshire in 1681. His library is said to have passed into the possession of George Montagu F.L.S. who died in 1815, but the manuscript family history contains an early bookplate of Thomas Hedges of Alderton.