Parents: Gerard & Helen (Devenant) Gore. Brother to our Sir Paul Gore b. 1567 in London, Middlesex, England .


I obtained the following information from the Lord Mayor of London’s office.

Sir John Gore – Lord Mayor of London

c. 1570

Born 4th of 8 sons of Gerard Gore, Alderman of Bridge Without, 1594-1607, and Helen, daughter of John Devenant of Essex. Brother William Gore, Alderman of Bridge Within, 1615-24, Sheriff 1615-16. Brother Richard Gore, MP for the City 1604-11


1593, Aug. 20

Married at Hackney, Anne, daughter of Richard Bowdler, Citizen and Draper, of St. Bartholomew by the Exchange. 1 child.


 c. 1595-1605

Remarried. Hester (bap. 25 March 1573 at St. Olave’s Old Jewry), daughter of Sir Thomas Camsell. 11 children, from whom are descended the Earls of Winterton. She died Dec. 1634, buried Trinity Church, Old Fish Street. Funeral certificate in the College of Arms.


1615, Dec. 19

Sworn as Alderman

Aldersgate 1615-18, Castle Baynard 1618-21, Walbrook 1621-36






Lord Mayor. Pageant for his Lord Mayor’s Day, “Monuments of Honor” written by John Webster. A copy of the descriptive pamphlet can be found in Webster’s Works, ed. Hazlitt (London, 1857). V. Hope gives a brief description in My Lord Mayor, p. 71 (London, 1989)


1626, June 4



Elected President of Christ’s Hospital

-         Citizen and Merchant Taylor

-         Eldest daughter married John Cotton, Alderman for Candlewick 1649, Master of the Drapers’ Company, 1649-50

1636, Dec.

Died. Will (PCC 1 Goare), dated 23 June 1636, proved 5 Jan. 1637


Aldermen of the City of London, ed. Beaven

My Lord Mayor, Valerie Hope

English Pageantry, Robert Withington

The Lord Mayor and Sheriffs of London, 1601-1625, G. E. Cokayne