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George Lane, 1st Viscount Lanesborough (ca. 1620 – 11 December 1683) was an Irish politician.
He was the son of Sir Richard Lane, 1st Baronet, of Tulsk, by his wife Mabel Fitzgerald.
From 1662 to 1666 he was Member of Parliament for Roscommon. In November 1664 he was appointed to the Privy Council of Ireland, and on 5 October 1668 he succeeded his father as second Baronet. He was created Viscount Lanesborough in the Peerage of Ireland on 31 July 1676. He was Secretary of State (Ireland) from 1665 until his death.
He had a son, James and two daughters—Mary and Charlotte—by his first wife.
His second wife was Frances Sackville (daughter of Richard Sackville, 5th Earl of Dorset), by whom he had another daughter, Frances. Frances married Ulick Burke, 1st Viscount Galway a Jacobite Colonel in the Irish Army, who was killed at the Battle of Aughrim in 1691. Lady Frances, Dowager Viscountess Lanesborough purchased manors and lands in Cobham, Surrey from the Gavell and Smither families (representing the ancestral Bigley, Sutton and Downe or Adowne patrimonies associated with Chertsey Abbey) in 1708 and 1720, and died in January 1721/22.
- 'Sepulchral memorials of the Sackville family', Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica (1836), pp. 300-304.
- T.E.C. Walker, 'Cobham: Manorial History', Surrey Archaeological Collections 58 (1961), pp. 47-78.
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