BOSCAWEN, Hon. Edward (1787-1841), of Tregothnan, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1807 - 11 Feb. 1808

Family and Education

b. 10 May 1787, 1st s. of George Evelyn Boscawen, 3rd Visct. Falmouth, by Elizabeth Anne, da. and h. of John Crewe of Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire, educ. Sunbury 1794; Eton 1797. m. 27 Aug. 1810, Anne Frances, da. of Henry Bankes*, 1s. suc. fa. as 4th Visct. Falmouth 11 Feb. 1808; cr. Earl of Falmouth 14 July 1821.

Offices Held

Ensign 2 Ft. Gds. 1805-8.


Boscawen was returned for Truro on his father’s nomination the day before his 20th birthday: nine months later he succeeded to the title and there is no indication of parliamentary activity in this brief interlude.1 His father had bequeathed to him the patronage of Truro and of one seat at Mitchell, and the preservation of these remnants of the family’s once more imposing electoral interest in Cornwall became one of his main objects: by returning supporters of administration, he hoped to persuade Lord Liverpool to secure him an earldom and he was bitterly disappointed when overlooked in 1815,2 but received it in 1821. He died 29 Dec. 1841.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne


  • 1. Perhaps he never took his seat. J. Wilson, Biog. Index (1808), 611.
  • 2. Add. 38262, f. 89.