Lt-Gen. Sir George Chudleigh, MP, 1st Baronet of Ashton

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George Chudleigh, MP, Bt.

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Ashton, Devon, England
Death: January 15, 1658 (80)
Place of Burial: Ashton, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of John Chudleigh, MP and Elizabeth Pollard
Husband of Mary Chudleigh
Father of John Chudleigh, MP; Mary Chudley; Elizabeth Ayshford; Dorthe Chudley; Sir George Chudleigh, 2nd Baronet and 7 others
Brother of Dorothy Mohun; Sir John Chudleigh, Kt., MP and Bridget Chudleigh

Occupation: Military officer, MP, Baronet
Managed by: Carole (Erickson) Pomeroy,Vol. C...
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About Lt-Gen. Sir George Chudleigh, MP, 1st Baronet of Ashton

Sir George Chudleigh, 1st Baronet (c. 1578 – 15 January 1658) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1601 and 1625. He supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil War after opposing the king initially.


Chudleigh was the son of John Chudleigh, of Ashton, Devon, and his wife Elizabeth Speke, daughter of George Speke, of West Lackington, Somerset. He succeeded his father when he was eleven years old. He matriculated at New College, Oxford on 26 November 1596, aged 18. In 1601 he was elected Member of Parliament for St. Michaels. He was elected MP for East Looe in 1614 and for Lostwithiel in 1621. He was created baronet of Ashton on 1 August 1622. In 1624 he was elected MP for Tiverton. He was elected MP for Lostwithiel again in 1625.


Chudleigh opposed the King at the start of the Civil War, but later, with his son, took up arms for the King and published, in 1643, a declaration of his reasons for doing so. He is said "to have paid dear" for his loyalty.


Chudleigh married Mary Strode, daughter of Sir William Strode, of Newnham, Devon in or before 1606.

Family and Education b. c.1578, 1st s. of John Chudleigh of Ashton by Elizabeth, da. of Sir George Speake of White Lackington, Som. educ. New Coll. Oxf. 1596. m. by 1606, Mary, da. of William Strode II of Newnham, 9s. 9da. suc. fat 1589. cr. Bt. 1622.

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Biography The Chudleighs had been lords of the manor of Ashton, near Exeter, since the early fourteenth century. Chudleigh himself was born and bred on the family estates which he inherited as a child. The house was an ‘extensive dwelling’ surrounded by a deer park. The property was skilfully managed during Chudleigh’s childhood, so that he received a considerable fortune when he came of age. His guardians were also attentive to his education, which was completed abroad for ‘the most exquisite breeding that age could yield’. He returned home ‘well improved’, and was said to be ‘a most polished gentleman’. He was connected with the Arundells of Trerice by the marriage of his sister to a son of Richard Carew, and it is his relationship with these two families that accounts for his return to Parliament for Mitchell in 1601.

During the civil war he served first Parliament and then the King. He died 15 Jan. 1658 and was buried in Ashton church six days later.

Links:

Vivian, Vis. Devon, 190, 718-19; GEC Baronetage, i. 206; Trans. Dev. Assoc. xix, 335, 337; xxxi. 193, 195-6; PCC 365 Wootton.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603 Author: N.M.S.

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  • 'Sir George Chudleigh, 1st Bt.1
  • 'M, #224390, b. circa 1578, d. circa 1657
  • Last Edited=1 Apr 2007
  • ' Sir George Chudleigh, 1st Bt. was born circa 1578.1 He was the son of John Chudleigh and Elizabeth Speke.1 He married Mary Strode, daughter of Sir William Strode and Mary Southcott, before 1606.1 He died circa 1657.1 His will (dated 20 September 1655) was probated on 1 July 1658.1
  • ' He matriculated at New College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, on 26 November 1596.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for St. Michael's in 1601.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for East Looe in 1614.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Lostwithiel from 1621 to 1622.1 He was created 1st Baronet Chudleigh, of Ashton, co. Devon [England] on 1 August 1622.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Tiverton from 1624 to 1625.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Lostwithiel in 1625.1 In 1643 he published his reasons for supporting the King.1
  • 'Children of Sir George Chudleigh, 1st Bt. and Mary Strode
    • 1.Mary Chudleigh+2
    • 2.John Chudleigh1 b. 20 Jul 1606, d. b 1634
    • 3.Sir George Chudleigh, 2nd Bt.+1 b. 1612, d. 1691
  • Citations
  • 1.[S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume I, page 206. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.
  • 2.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003). Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p22439.htm#i224390
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Lt-Gen. Sir George Chudleigh, MP, 1st Baronet of Ashton's Timeline

1578
1578
Ashton, Devon, England
1606
1606
Age 28
Probably Chalmington, Dorset, England
1607
1607
Age 29
Probably Chalmington, Dorset, England
1608
1608
Age 30
Chalmington, Dorset, England
1612
1612
Age 34
Ashton, Devonshire, England
1612
Age 34
Chalmington, Dorset, Eng
1614
1614
Age 36
Chalmington, Dorset, Eng
1617
1617
Age 39
Ashton, Devonshire, England
1619
1619
Age 41
Ashton, Devonshire, England