Tudor, George (1792 -1857)

George Tudor was born in Sheffield, the second son of Henry Tudor (d. 1803), manufacturer of Sheffield, and his second wife Elizabeth, daughter of John Rimington of Carlton, near Barnsley, Yorks. George was educated at the Middle Temple in 1817. He married, about 1838, Elizabeth Mary, daughter of John Jones of London. Although prepared for the bar, he did not persevere in that line. He entered politics at the end of the 1820s, and at the general election of 1830 he represented Barnstaple, as the ‘popular candidate’ of the resident freemen. His efforts were unavailing, and his defeat at the poll ended his brief, undistinguished, and expensive parliamentary career. He acquired a freehold house and hotel on the Avenue de Matignon in Paris. In 1854 he bought East Cowes Castle on the Isle of Wight, the residence built in 1798 by the architect John Nash for his own use. He died at Folkestone in December 1857. By his will, dated 1 May 1838, he left all his property to his wife. She lived until 1880, and in 1861 became the second wife of John Vereker, 3rd Viscount Gort.
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Tudor, George  (1792 - 1857) (Stamp 1) Title: Tudor, George (1792 - 1857) (Stamp 1)
Crest: 1. A demi lion crowned with an ancient crown gorged with a plain collar holding in its dexter paw a dagger 2. A lion rampant holding an annulet
Dimensions (height x width): 9mm x 25mm
Heraldic Charges: annulet, Heraldic Charges: dagger, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant, Heraldic Charges: lion, demi-