PHELIPS, Edward (?1753-92), of Montacute, Som.
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Family and Education
b. ?1753, 1st s. of Edward Phelips. educ. Westminster c.1766, aged 13; Ch. Ch. Oxf. 15 June 1770, aged 18; M. Temple 1770, called 1778. m. 22 Dec. 1784, Elizabeth, da. and coh. of Thomas Lockyer, s.p. suc. fa.-in-law 1785.
Phelips was returned for Somerset unopposed. William Adam listed him as ‘doubtful’, but in fact he was a staunch supporter of Pitt; moved the Address, 25 Jan. 1785; voted for Pitt’s scheme of parliamentary reform, 18 Apr. 1785; for Richmond’s fortifications plan, 27 Feb. 1786; and with Pitt throughout the Regency crisis, 1788-9. Only one other, unimportant, intervention by him in debate is reported in the Parliament of 1784-90.
He died v.p. 5 Aug. 1792.