GOODERE, Sir Edward, 1st Bt. (1657-1739), of Burghope, Herefs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1708 - 1715
1722 - 1727

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b. 1657, o.s. of John Goodere of Burghope by Anne, da. of John Morgan of Kent. m. (lic. 21 Jan. 1679) Helen, da. and h. of Sir Edward Dineley of Charlton, Worcs., 3s. 1da. suc. fa. 1684; cr. Bt. 5 Dec. 1707.

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Goodere was born in India, the son of a servant of the East India Company, who made a fortune, purchased an estate in Herefordshire and ended as deputy governor of Bombay. He sat for Evesham as a Tory in Queen Anne’s last three Parliaments but lost his seat in 1715. Put up by the Herefordshire Tories for the county in 1722, he was returned after a contest. He did not stand again. Before his death, 29 Mar. 1739, one of his three sons was killed in a duel; the younger, a captain in the Royal Navy, was executed for the murder of his elder brother in 1741.1

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman


  • 1. Duncumb, Herefs. iv. 173-5.