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Portrait Of Honest George Ashby The Planter (1656 - 1728)
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Portrait Of Honest George Ashby The Planter (1656 - 1728)

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Julie Thomson
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Portrait Of Honest George Ashby The Planter (1656 - 1728)
PCF Fine Art Collection

oil on canvas 76.2 x 63.5

George Ashby of Quenby Hall was MP for Leicestershire 1695-1698 and 1707-1708, and Sheriff of Leicestershire in 1689 and 1699. He earned the nickname of 'The Planter' due to his passion for trees, which included cultivating a rare genus of cedar tree from Lebanon. He is buried in Hungarton. The epitaph on his monument reads "He had the honour of being twice chosen to represent this county in Parliament without any expense to himself or family. He then saved this county five thousand pounds one year in taxes; and procured several advantages to it, which it is hoped this county will long enjoy the benefit of."
Johannes Verelst
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