EDWIN, Samuel (1671-1722), of Llanmihangel Plas, Glam.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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11 Apr. - 23 May 1717

Family and Education

bap. 12 Mar. 1671, 1st s. of Sir Humphrey Edwin, ld. mayor of London 1697-8, by Elizabeth, da. of Samuel Sambrooke of London, merchant, sis. of Sir Jeremy Sambrooke, merchant, of St. Michael Bassishaw, London. educ. Pembroke, Oxf. 1687; L. Inn 1689. m. (lic. 20 Sept. 1697) Lady Catherine Montagu, da. of Robert Montagu, M.P., 3rd Earl of Manchester, 1s. 1da. suc. fa. 1707.

Offices Held

Usher of the receipt of the Exchequer and keeper of council chamber of Star Chamber 1698-d.


Edwin inherited a great fortune from his father, an eminent London merchant, who had acquired extensive properties in Westminster and Glamorgan. He stood for Minehead unsuccessfully, apparently as a Tory, in 1715. Returned for it in 1717, but unseated on petition, he was defeated on a third attempt in 1722. He died 27 Sept. 1722.

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Author: Shirley Matthews