Plympton Erle

Borough

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Background Information

Right of Election:

in the freemen

Number of voters:

about 100

Elections

DateCandidate
2 Feb. 1715RICHARD EDGCUMBE
 GEORGE TREBY
11 July 1716EDGCUMBE re-elected after appointment to office
29 Dec. 1718TREBY re-elected after appointment to office
23 June 1720EDGCUMBE re-elected after appointment to office
21 Mar. 1722RICHARD EDGCUMBE
 GEORGE TREBY
18 Apr. 1724EDGCUMBE re-elected after appointment to office
18 Apr. 1724 TREBY re-elected after appointment to office
23 Aug. 1727RICHARD EDGCUMBE
 GEORGE TREBY
29 Feb. 1728JOHN FULLER vice Treby, chose to sit for Dartmouth
29 Apr. 1734RICHARD EDGCUMBE
 THOMAS CLUTTERBUCK
21 Feb. 1735THOMAS WALKER vice Edgcumbe, chose to sit for Lostwithiel
9 May 1741RICHARD EDGCUMBE
 THOMAS CLUTTERBUCK
3 May 1742WILLIAM CLAYTON, Lord Sundon, vice Edgcumbe, called to the Upper House
15 May 1742CLUTTERBUCK re-elected after appointment to office
4 Dec. 1742RICHARD EDGCUMBE vice Clutterbuck, deceased
2 July 1747RICHARD EDGCUMBE
 GEORGE EDGCUMBE
14 Dec. 1747GEORGE TREBY vice Richard Edgcumbe, chose to sit for Lostwithiel
14 Dec. 1747 WILLIAM BAKER vice George Edgcumbe, chose to sit for Fowey

Main Article

The corporation of Plympton were under the influence of the Treby and Edgcumbe families, who shared the representation, each nominating to one seat in the government interest. The second Lord Egmont wrote in his electoral survey, c.1749-50: ‘Between Treby and Lord Edgcumbe at present, but Treby will defeat him with proper helps in time’.

Author: Shirley M