COKE, Edward (1758-1837), of Longford, Derbys.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1780 - Feb. 1807
4 Mar. - 29 Apr. 1807
1807 - 1818

Family and Education

b. 1758, 2nd s. of Wenman Coke, and bro. of Thomas William Coke. educ. Harrow 1774-5. m. 9 Apr. 1792, Grace, da. of William Colhoun, 2s. 1da. suc. fa. at Longford 1776.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Derbys. 1819-20.


Coke stood for Derby in 1780 as the corporation candidate, with the support of the Devonshire interest; and was returned after a contest. Like his brother Thomas, a friend of Fox, Edward Coke adhered first to Rockingham and then to Portland. He voted in opposition in all the last divisions against North’s ministry, and with the Coalition on Shelburne’s peace preliminaries and the East India bill. He remained in opposition with Fox throughout Pitt’s ministry.

He died in 1837.1

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: I. R. Christie


  • 1. A. M. W. Stirling, Coke of Norfolk, 577.