HERLE, Edward (1682-1721), of Landrew and Prideaux, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1713 - 14 Apr. 1721

Family and Education

bap. 12 Apr. 1682, 1st s. of Nicholas Herle, M.P., of Landrew by his w. Elizabeth Reed of Upton, Devon. educ. Exeter, Oxf. 1699. m. 1714, Elizabeth, da. and h. of William Northmore, of Thornleigh, Devon, 1s. 1da. suc. uncle at Prideaux 1697.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Cornw. 1713.


Returned as a Tory for Launceston in 1715 on the recommendation of George Granville, M.P., 1st Lord Lansdowne,1 Herle is not recorded as voting. Described as ‘a gentleman of bright parts, a lovely aspect, and admired and esteemed by all’, but ‘miserably tormented by the gout, so as to be a perfect cripple with it’,2 he died 14 Apr. 1721.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. John Bewes to John Anstis, 22 Feb. 1715, N. & Q. (ser. 8), xii. 442-4.
  • 2. C. S. Gilbert, Cornwall, iii. 41.