MINSHULL, Edward (b. ?1685), of Stoke, Cheshire.

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

Family and Education

b. ?1685, s. of Edward Minshull of Stoke by his w. Anne. educ. Shrewsbury; St. John’s, Camb. 2 Apr. 1702, aged 16. suc. fa. 1698.

Offices Held


Minshull belonged to a branch of one of the most ancient Cheshire families. Defeated at Bramber in 1715 by a Tory but returned on petition by the Whig majority of the House of Commons, he voted with the Government in all recorded divisions. His only reported speech was a ‘very slender’ defence of John Aislabie, 8 Mar. 1721.1 Convicted next February of cheating a banker of bank bills to the value of £350,2 he did not stand again. The date of his death is unknown.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. Coxe, Walpole, ii. 210.
  • 2. Hist. Reg. 1722, chron. p. 14.