CONYERS, Edward (?1693-1742), of Copt Hall, Essex.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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6 Apr. 1725 - 1727
1734 - 1741

Family and Education

b. ?1693, 2nd s. of John Conyers of Walthamstow, Essex. educ. C.C.C. Oxf. 22 July 1710, aged 17; M. Temple 1707, m. bef. Dec. 1717, Mathilda, da. of William Fermor, M.P., 1st Baron Leominster, 6 ch. incl. 1s. 3da.1 suc. fa. 1725; cos. John Conyers of Blaston, Leics.; uncle Sir Gerard Conyers, ld. mayor of London, 20 July 1737.

Offices Held


Conyers, who bought Copt Hall, succeeded his father at East Grinstead in 1725 but was not re-elected till 1734. Presumably a Tory like his father and his brothers-in-law, Sir Charles Mordaunt and Sir Herbert Perrot Pakington, he was one of twelve Members who voted against the Westminster bridge bill in 1736.2 In 1740 he voted with the Opposition on the place bill. He died 23 Apr. 1742.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson


  • 1. W. Wright, Essex, ii. 460-1.
  • 2. Harley Diary, 31 Mar. 1736.