George Dacre 5th Baron Gillesland/ 4th Baron Greystoke  25
- Born: Abt 1560
- Died: 17 May 1569 about age 9
was entrusted to his guardian, the Duke of Norfolk <http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Bios/ThomasHoward(4DNorfolk).htm>. Young George shared his brief childhood at Thetford with his three sisters who were prospective co-heiresses. Fell off a vaulting wooden horse, upon which he practised to leap, aged nine and died, which meant that the vast Dacre estates which covered great tracks of the north of England- including 70,000 acres of the Barony of Gillesland, lands in Cumberland including Greystoke and Dacre, 20,000 acres around Morpeth and 30,000 acres in Yorkshire- all came under the control of the Howard family. The children's uncle, Lord Leonard Dacre, was so incensed that his claim to be male heir was filed in the court whose marshal was the Duke of Norfolk <http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Bios/ThomasHoward(4DNorfolk).htm> himself. The court was therefore adapted for the Duke <http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Bios/ThomasHoward(4DNorfolk).htm>'s defence, but the final verdict prohibited Lord Dacre's descent to the barony.