MORRIS, Edmund (?1686-1759), of Loddington, Leics.
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Family and Education
b. ?1686, 1st s. of Charles Morris of Loddington by Susanna, da. and coh. of Sir Edmund Bacon, 4th Bt., M.P., of Redgrave, Suff. educ. Rugby 1696; Magdalen, Oxf. 14 Dec. 1702, aged 16; M. Temple 1703. m. 2 Aug. 1720, Anne, da. of Sir Alexander Campbell, M.P. [S], of Calder, Nairn., 1s. 4da. suc. fa. 1710.
Sheriff, Leics. 1746-7.
Morris was the grandson of John Morris, a London upholsterer, who purchased Loddington in 1670.1 In 1721 his name was sent to the Pretender as a probable supporter in the event of a rising.2 He was returned for Leicestershire as a Tory in 1722 but did not stand again. He was buried at Loddington 30 July 1759.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Eveline Cruickshanks
- 1. Nichols, Leics. iii. 330; iv. 401.