MORRIS, Edmund (?1686-1759), of Loddington, Leics.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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Constituency

Dates

1722 - 1727

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.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Leics. 1746-7.

Biography

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

Notes

  • 1. Nichols, Leics. iii. 330; iv. 401.
  • 2. Stuart mss 65/16.

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