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ADAMS, George (1731-89), of Sambrook, Salop, and Shugborough, Staffs.
Constituency Dates SALTASH 1761 - 1768 LICHFIELD 31 Jan. 1770 - 27 Oct. 1789 Family and Education bap. 25 July 1731, 1st s. of Sambrook Adams of Sambrook by Janet, da. of William Anson, sis. of Thomas and Admiral. Lord Anson. m. 5 Jan. 1763, Hon. Mary Venables Vernon, da. of George, 1st Baron Vernon, 8s. 3da. successor to estates of his uncle Thomas Anson, and took name of Anson 1773.
Offices Held Biography Adams was returned for Saltash in 1761 through the influence of his uncle Lord Anson, then first lord of the Admiralty. In Parliament he followed the lead of his uncle Thomas Anson, and in February 1764 joined the Opposition. He supported the Rockingham Administration, but in November 1766 went back into opposition. In 1768 he could not expect to be returned again for an Admiralty borough, and he was out of Parliament until January 1770 when his uncle vacated the family seat at Lichfield.
Anson (as Adams became in 1773) consistently opposed North’s Administration. He voted for Shelburne’s peace preliminaries, 18 Feb. 1783, and was classed in Robinson’s list as influenced by Lord Hardwicke (Lord Anson had married the sister of the 2nd Earl of Hardwicke). Anson voted for Fox’s East India bill, 27 Nov. 1783, and on 16 Dec. Fox wrote to request his ‘immediate attendance’ in Parliament.
The indecent interference which has defeated the India bill in the House of Lords has alarmed the minds of all men ... I am sure you will do me the justice to believe that I should not write in this manner to a gentleman with whom I have so little the honour of acquaintance if the critical situation of things did not justify me. Anson was classed by Robinson January 1784 as ‘Opposition’, and remained with them until his death, 27 Oct. 1789.
Francis Adams spoken of as a builder of the Manor was actually Francis Sambrook daughter and Heirs of Francis Sambrook of Sambrook. Obadia and Francis had a son named Sambrook Adams who married Janette Anson(sister to Lord Admiral Anson and the first earl of Lichfield)Sambrook Adams son (George ) Adams assumed the title of Lord Anson and the Anson Arms in 1773. George Sambrook sold the land to Obadia and Francis (Sambrook) Adams in 1702.That is when the couple built Sambrook Manor.
Coat of arms 2nd, ermine, three cats-a-mountain passant guardant in pale sable (for Adams);