George Weld (c. 1635-1701). Son of Sir John Weld of Arnolds, nr Barnet; M.P. for Much Wenlock, 1661-Jan. 79 and in five succeeding parliaments. Called by Pepys a 'coxcombe'. He took a leading part in Penn's impeachment. From 1662-7 he was deputy to the Governor of the Tower, Sir John Robinson, whose wife was his cousin. Weld's sister Dorothy married Ned Pickering.