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