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George Cubitt funerary monument, St Barnabas Church, Ranmore Common, Surrey


George Cubitt, 1st Baron Ashcombe (4 June 182826 February 1917) was a Britishmarker politician, the son of architect Thomas Cubitt.

Educated at Trinitymarker, Cambridgemarker, where he graduated with first a BA and later took his honorary MA, Cubitt served as Conservative Party Member of Parliament for West Surrey from 1860 to 1885, and then for Epsommarker until 1892, when elevated to the Lordsmarker as Baron Ashcombe of Dorkingmarker, Surrey and of Bodiam Castlemarker, Sussex, having been invested as a Privy Counsellor in 1880. He also served as Honorary Colonel of the 5th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment, and Deputy Lieutenant of the counties of both Surreymarker and Middlesexmarker.

Cubitt purchased his estate in Bodiammarker, East Sussex, from local farmer Thomas Levett, descendant of an old Sussex family and owner of Court Lodge Farm, for £1,039 on August 4, 1862.

With his wife, Laura Joyce, Cubitt fathered 9 children; 3 sons, though only the third, Henry, survived beyond infancy, and 6 daughters.

He is buried in the churchyard of St Barnabas Church, Ranmore Commonmarker, Surrey.

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