LYGON, Hon. Edward Pyndar (1786-1860), of 12 St. James's Square, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1820-1832, ed. D.R. Fisher, 2009
Available from Cambridge University Press



1818 - 12 June 1820

Family and Education

bap. 3 Apr. 1786,1 4th s. of William Lygon†, 1st Earl Beauchamp (d. 1816), and Catherine, da. of James Denn; bro. of Hon. Henry Beauchamp Lygon*. educ. Westminster until c.1802. unm. CB 22 June 1815. d. 11 Nov. 1860.

Offices Held

Cornet 2 Life Gds. 1803, lt. 1805, capt. 1808, maj. and lt.-col. 1815, lt.-col. 1818, col. 1822; maj.-gen. 1837; col. 13 Drag. 1845-d.; lt.-gen. 1846; gen. 1854.


Lygon, a Guards officer and veteran of the Peninsular campaign and Waterloo, received £16,000 and an annuity of £3,000 from his father’s estate in 1816.2 He was returned for Callington in 1818 on Lord Clinton’s precarious interest and gave silent support to Lord Liverpool’s ministry. He was elected again in 1820 but unseated on petition three months later, before he could make any mark in the House. He concentrated thereafter on his military career and served as inspector general of cavalry ‘for some years’ until his death in November 1860.3

Ref Volumes: 1820-1832

Authors: Terry Jenkins / Robin Healey


  • 1. IGI (Worcs.)
  • 2. PROB 11/1591/169; IR26/697/320
  • 3. Gent. Mag. (1860), ii. 685.