Edward Gorges (c.1536 - 1567) MP

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Birthplace: probably Wraxhall, Somerset, England
Death: Died in Clerkenwell, London, England
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About Edward Gorges

Edward Gorges b. abt 1536 and died 20 Aug 1567 in Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England. [1]

parents: Edmund Gorges (1526-1558) and Ann Walsh.


  1. Cecily Lygon, daughter of William Lygon, Esq. (?-1567) and Eleanor Dennes. She married John Vivian after the death of Edward Gorges.

Children of Edward Gorges and Cecily Lygon:

  1. Edward Gorges of Charlton (1564-1624) m. Dorothy Speke.
  2. Ferdinando Gorges (ca. 1565-1647) m. Ann Bell.




  • Baxter, "Sir Ferdinando and His Province of Maine," 1890. Retrieved from google books 14 Dec 2010.


[1] Like his father, Edmund, Edward Gorges took no part in the public affairs of his time; indeed, his brief life hardly afforded scope for the beginning of any marked career, as he died at the age of thirty one years. His death took place at Clerkenwell, in the suburbs of London, August 29th, 1568, and he was buried there in the parish church of St. James. He left two young children, Edward481 and Ferdinando Gorges (19), the latter of whom has attained celebrity largely on account of his efforts in establishing colonies in New England; indeed, he has been termed the " Father of American Colonization." (Baxter, p. 165)

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Edward Gorges's Timeline

probably Wraxhall, Somerset, England
Age 30
Age 30
Clerkenwell, London, England
August 20, 1567
Age 31
Clerkenwell, London, England
Church Of St. James, Clerkenwell, London, England