Sent George

From St. George, near St. Lo, in the Cotentin. Helias de St. George occurs in Sussex in the time of Henry I. (Mon. i. 593): and Baldwin de St. George, at about the same date, witnesses a charter of William Peverel of Dover (Mon. i. 382). The family, who came to England at the Conquest, and bear on their shield the red cross of St. George, claim to have been seated at Hatley-St. George in Cambridgeshire for fully five hundred years; but Lysons' account somewhat abbreviates this tenure. "The manor of Hatley-St. George was, as early as the reign of Henry III., in the family of St. George, who had their chief seat and a park here. Among the descendants of this family were Sir Richard St. George, Clarencieux, Sir Henry St. George, Norroy, and Henry St. George, Garter King of Arms; the latter, in whom the male line became extinct, died in 1715 at the age of ninety-two. The estate appears to have been alienated many years before his death." Eudon-George in Shropshire took its name from William de St. George, who held it about the year 1240. Sir Baldwin St. George, knight of the shire for Cambridge 1381, married the heiress or co-heiress of John d'Engayne, who brought him several manors in the county. Sir Richard, Clarencieux King of Arms, the first herald in this family of heralds,[1] and stated to be eighteenth in descent from the first Baldwin de St. George, had two younger sons who both settled in Ireland. One of them, Sir George, was grandfather to another Sir George, created Lord St. George in the peerage of Ireland in 1715. His title expired with him, but in 1763 was revived in favour of St. George Usher, who was the son of his only child, Mrs. Usher. The other brother Richard had a numerous posterity. From him descend the St. Georges of Parsonstown, the St. Georges of Wood Park, co. Armagh, the St. Georges of Woodside, Cheshire, the St. Georges of Camma Lodge in Roscommon, and the St. Georges of Woodsgift, who received a baronetcy in 1766.

  1. Besides those already enumerated, Burke speaks of two others, Sir Thomas St. George, Garter, and Sir Richard, Ulster King of Arms in Ireland.

-- Cleveland

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