Sir George Rawdon (1604-1684): a soldier and politician during the Civil War, Protectorate, and Restoration. As a secretary of Edward Conway, 1st Viscount of Conway (d. 1631) and later to his son, 2nd Viscount, he paid frequent visits to his employer's estates in Ireland where he commanded a company of soldiers (1635), and sat in the Irish Parliament of 1639 as member for Belfast. During the Irish Rebellion, he was appointed major of the Conway's troop of horse, and later Colonel Hill's regiment of horse, and served under George Monck. During the Commonwealth, he was commissioner of revenue for Belfast district, and after the Protector's death he was active in preparing for the Restoration. Rawdon sat as member from Carlingford in the Irish Parliament of 1661, and was made a privy councilor. In May 1665 he was created baronet, and in the following year received large grants of land in Co. Dublin, Louth, Meath, and Down where he built the town of Moira, later created a manor.
From the description of Hastings family papers : Irish papers, 1583-1751, (bulk 1603-1723). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122332612