Anton, George (1550 -1615)

George Anton was eldest son of Thomas Anton, Clerk of the Court of Wards and Liveries, and Katherine, daughter of James Chamberlayne, of Sparsholt in Berkshire. He was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, where he was admitted a scholar 23 August 1566 and a Fellow, 24 August 1569, taking his B.A. in 1571 and his M.A. in 1574. He studied law at Lincoln's Inn, was called to the bar and became Recorder of Lincoln in 1587, a post from which he was removed in 1613 on account of his having left the city and county. He was Member of Parliament for Lincoln 1588 1589, 1592 1593 and 1601. He married twice, firstly, 8 January 1590, Joan, daughter of Thomas Taylor, of Doddington and Lincoln City. She died in childbirth 11 March 1592, leaving a daughter Elizabeth, who married Sir Edward Hussey, of Honington. His second wife was Bridget, daughter of William Fitzwilliam of Mablethorpe in Lincolnshire, by whom he had a son and two daughters. He gave several manuscripts to Lincoln's Inn.

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Anton, George (1550-1615) (Stamp 1) Title: Anton, George (Stamp 1)
Arms: A fess or a bordure ermine
Dimensions (height x width): 100mm x 75mm
Heraldic Charges: bordure, Heraldic Charges: fess within