Sumner, George Holme (1760 -1838)

George Holme Sumner, of Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, near Guildford in Surrey was the eldest son of William Brightwell Sumner, of Bengal, and Catherine, daughter of John Holme Esq. of Holme Hill in Cumberland. He was educated at Harrow, then by Dr Samuel Parr of Stanmore, before entering Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1778, and Lincolns Inn in 1779. He married, 17 November 1787, Louisa, daughter of Colonel Charles Pemble, commander in chief at Bombay. He was elected Member of Parliament for Ilchester 1787 1790, and for Guildford 1790 1796. He did not contest the seat in 1796, but did so again in 1806 1807. He was found a seat for the County of Surrey 1807 1826, and for Guildford again in 1830 1831. In 1794, he inherited the property of his maternal uncle Thomas Holme and assumed the additional name and arms of Holme. He was a Volunteer in the London and Westminster Light Horse 1797 1807, Lieutenant Colonel Commandant of the 2nd Surrey Militia in 1809, and Colonel of the 1st Surrey Militia in 1822.

Seat / Residence(s): Hatchlands Park, Surrey
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Sumner, George Holme (1760 - 1838) (Stamp 1) Crest: A lion's head erased ducally gorged
Heraldic Charges: lion's head