KNUBLEY, Edward (d.1815), of Wigton, Cumb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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29 Nov. 1786 - 26 Feb. 1787
1790 - 3 Mar. 1791

Family and Education

b. after 1749, prob. s. of Edward Knubley of Wigton by his w. Ann Stoddart.  m. (1) Margaret Carr, 1s. 1da.; (2) Sarah Borradaile, 3s. 1da.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Cumb. 1785-6.


An adherent of the Lowther family, in 1785 Knubley was appointed sheriff of Cumberland through Lonsdale’s influence to further his schemes for electoral supremacy. At the by-election of November 1786 Knubley successfully contested Carlisle as Lonsdale’s candidate, but in 1787 was unseated on petition.

As Lonsdale’s Member Knubley presumably supported Administration, but no vote or speech by him is recorded.

He died 22 Apr. 1815.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: E. A. Smith