PICKERING, Sir Edward, 4th Bt. (?1715-49), of Titchmarsh, Northants. and West Langton, Leics.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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9 Nov. 1745 - 1747

Family and Education

b. ?1715, 1st surv. s. of Sir Gilbert Pickering, 3rd Bt., M.P., by Elizabeth, da. and h. of Staveley Staunton of Birchmoor, Beds. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 25 May 1732, aged 16. unm. suc. fa. 29 Feb. 1736.

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The grandson of Sir Gilbert Pickering, 1st Bt., M.P., chamberlain to Cromwell, Pickering’s father had been active on behalf of the Whigs in Leicestershire elections.1 Through his mother he inherited ‘a very great fortune’.2 Returned for Mitchell in 1745, he voted against the Hanoverians in April 1746, when he was classed as ‘doubtful’. Six months later Lord Sandwich referred to him as a ‘professed opposer’ of the Administration.3 He did not stand in 1747 and died 10 July 1749.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Verney Letters of 18th Cent. i. 245, 333.
  • 2. Add. 24121, f. 166.
  • 3. Add. 32805, f. 281.