POORE, Edward (?1704-80), of the Close, Salisbury, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1747 - 1754
13 Dec. 1756 - 1761

Family and Education

b. ?1704, 1st s. of Edward Poore of Andover, Hants. educ. Magdalen Hall, Oxf. 4 Dec. 1721, aged 17; L. Inn 1723, called 1729, bencher 1751. m. 22 Nov. 1731, Rachel, da. of George Mullins, M.D., of the Close, Salisbury, 2s. d.v.p. 4da.

Offices Held

Dep. recorder, Salisbury 1743-55; 2nd justice, Carmarthen circuit 1753-d.


Edward Poore’s father was the eldest brother of Abraham Poore of Enford and Combe, Wilts., grandfather of Sir John Methuen Poore, 1st Bt. A local lawyer, he was returned as a government supporter for Salisbury in 1747. On 27 Oct. 1750 Lord Feversham (Anthony Duncombe) forwarded to Pelham an application from Poore for post office patronage in Salisbury, observing that Poore could not ‘support himself without your favour properly bestowed in particular cases’.1 He died 19 May 1780.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Newcastle (Clumber) mss.