RICE, Edward (d.1727), of Newton, Carm.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1722 - 18 Dec. 1724

Family and Education

s. of Griffith Rice, M.P., of Newton by Catherine, da. and coh. of Philip Hoby of Neath Abbey, Glam. m. Lucy, da. of John Morley Trevor of Glynde, Suss. 1s. 2da.

Offices Held


Rice belonged to one of the leading Whig families of Carmarthenshire, which his father represented 1701-10. In Sunderland’s plan for the 1722 Parliament, drawn up c.May 1721, he was listed to replace Sir Thomas Stepney for Carmarthenshire. He was returned, with the support of the Duke of Bolton1 (Charles Powlett*, Marquess of Winchester), but was unseated on petition. He died v.p. 3 Apr. 1727.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick