Sir George Fletcher 2nd Bt MP (1633-1700)

Sir George Fletcher 2nd Bt MP

George was 12 years old when he inherited, and he and his mother were imprisoned for a time in Carlisle Castle by the parliamentarians. A considerable figure in the county, he was Member of Parliament for Cumberland for 40 years and also Vice Chamberlain to Queen Catherine of Braganza. In the mid 1680s he commissioned the dramatic east front.

His younger daughter Catherine married Lyonel Vane of Long Newton in Co. Durham.