DILLINGTON, Edward (c.1655-90), of Westover, I.o.W.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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25 June 1689

Family and Education

b. c.1655, 2nd s. of Sir Robert Dillington, 1st Bt., of Knighton, being o.s. by 2nd w. Catherine, da. of Edward, 1st Baron Gorges of Dundalk [I]. educ. Trinity, Oxf. matric. 14 Mar. 1673, aged 17. unm.1

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Hants 1677-80, 1690.


Dillington was returned for Newport at a by-election in 1689 caused by the death of Sir Robert Dillington, 3rd Bt. He was probably a Whig, but he made no speeches and was appointed to no committees. He was buried at Stetchworth, the seat of his uncle, Richard Gorges, on 11 Feb. 1690.2

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. Misc. Gen. et Her. (ser. 2), i. 381; Hoare, Wilts. Cawden, 30.
  • 2. Mon. Inscriptions from Cambs. 155.