WORSLEY, Edward Meux (1747-82), of Gatcombe, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1774 - Feb. 1775
4 Dec. 1775 - Aug. 1782

Family and Education

b. 1747, 1st s. of Sir Edward Worsley of Gatcombe by Elizabeth, da. of Sir John Miller, 2nd Bt.  educ. New Coll., Oxf. 28 June 1764, aged 17.  m. (1) 25 Aug. 1768, Elizabeth Crow of Alvington, I.o.W., 1da.; (2) 19 Aug. 1772, Elizabeth, da. of Rev. Leonard Holmes of Newport, I.o.W., 1s. 2da.  suc. fa. 1762.

Offices Held


Returned for Yarmouth at the general election of 1774 on the interest of his father-in-law, Worsley made way in February 1775 for his second cousin, James Worsley. He was returned for another borough under Holmes control in December 1775, but no vote in the Commons is recorded until 8 Mar. 1780, when he supported Lord North’s Administration. He continued to vote regularly with North until the end. There is no record of any intervention in debate. He died in August 1782.

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Author: J. A. Cannon