EDWARDES, Francis (d.1725), of Johnston, nr. Haverfordwest, Pemb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1722 - Dec. 1725

Family and Education

2nd s. of Owen Edwardes of Treffgarne, Pemb. by Damaris, da. of James Perrott. m. (1) s.p.; (2) Lady Elizabeth Rich, o. da. of Robert, 5th Earl of Warwick, 2s. 1da.

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According to the 2nd Earl of Oxford,

Lady Elizabeth Rich had run out her fortune and retired to Wales, and there married Francis Edwardes, who was a younger son of a gentleman; he was a purser of a ship; got £60 per ann.1

On the death intestate in 1721 of her nephew, the 7th Earl of Warwick, she became heir-at-law to his estates, including considerable property in Kensington. A year later Edwardes was returned as a Tory for Haverfordwest.

He died 15 Dec. 1725.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. N. & Q. (ser. 8), i. 326.