George Gallop

Male, Deceased Person

1590 – 1650

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Who was George Gallop?

George Gallop or Gollop was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1625 and 1650. He supported the Parliamentary cause in the English Civil War.

Gallop was the son of Thomas Gallop, of Strode, Dorset and his wife Agnes Watkins, daughter of Humphrey Watkins of Holwel, Somerset. He became a merchant of Southampton and in July 1619 acquired the property of Southampton Castle. He became an alderman of the city.

In 1625 Gallop was elected Member of Parliament for Southampton. He was re-elected MP for Southampton in 1626 and 1628 and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years. In 1632 he was mayor of Southampton.

In November 1640, Gallop was re-elected MP for Southampton in the Long Parliament. He supported the parliamentary cause and survived Pride's Purge to sit in the Rump Parliament

Gallop died in 1650 and leaving a charitable donation to provide gowns for poor people.

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Born
1590
Died
1650

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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