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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 County 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),[1] 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,[2] and died in January 1721/22.


  1. ^ 'Sepulchral memorials of the Sackville family', Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica (1836), pp. 300-304.
  2. ^ T.E.C. Walker, 'Cobham: Manorial History', Surrey Archaeological Collections 58 (1961), pp. 47-78.
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vicenzo  •  Link

Restoring Lane.
A Message from the Lords, by * * * *, Masters of Chancery;
Mr. Speaker, the Lords have sent you down a Bill for restoring of Sir George Lane Knight, to his Manors, and Lands in Ireland; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

From: British History Online
Source: House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 10 September 1660. Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8, (1802).
URL:…, Sir George
Date: 26/03/2005

vicenzo  •  Link

Pepys pays very little and is now subletting landlord:"...Here came Sir G. Lane by chance, seeing a bill upon the door to hire the house, with whom my coz and I walked all up and down, and indeed it is a very pretty place, and he do intend to leave the agreement for the House, which is 400l. fine, and 46l. rent a year to me between them..."

A. Hamilton  •  Link

"Here came Sir G. Lane by chance"

Would Vincent or someone else supply the date of this quotation?

vicenzo  •  Link

see ref below jul 24 :

Bill  •  Link

One of the Clerks of the Privy Council, and Secretary to the Marquis of Ormond. He became Viscount Lanesborough.
---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.

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