MUNDY, Edward Miller (1750-1822), of Shipley Hall, nr. Ilkeston, Derbys.
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Family and Educationb. 18 Oct. 1750, o.s. of Edward Mundy and Hester, da. of Humphrey Miller of Shipley Hall. educ. Eton 1762. m. (1) 23 Dec. 1772,1 Frances (d. 28 Oct. 1783), da. and coh. of Godfrey Meynell of Yeldersley, 5s. 1da. d.v.p.; (2) 14 Jan. 1788, Lady Georgiana (d. 29 June 1789), da. and event. coh. of Col. Evelyn Chadwick of West Leake, Notts., wid. of Thomas Willoughby, 4th Bar. Middleton, 1da.; (3) 19 Oct. 1811, Catherine, da. of Nathaniel Coffin of Bristol, Glos., wid. of Richard Barwell† of Stansted Park, Suss., 1s. suc. fa. 1767; mother 1767. d. 18 Oct. 1822.
Cornet Derbys. vol. cav. 1794, maj. 1798; col. 2 regt. Derbys. militia 1803.
Mundy, an inconspicuous and entirely silent county Member, was usually a supporter of the Liverpool administration by this period.2 He was returned for the ninth time for Derbyshire after a token contest at the general election of 1820, when he deprecated the candidacy of his spurious opponent and commended the conduct of his kinsman Francis Mundy* as sheriff.3 He presented Derbyshire petitions complaining of agricultural distress, 20 Feb. 1821, 26 Apr. 1822.4 He divided against Catholic relief, 28 Feb. 1821, and paired against the Catholic peers bill, 30 Apr. 1822. Unless it was given to his more active son George, Member for Boroughbridge since 1818, he was granted a month’s leave on urgent private business, 30 Apr. 1821; he was reckoned by one radical source to be almost wholly ‘an absentee’.5 He died, on his 72nd birthday, in October 1822, when his seat was taken over by Francis Mundy. He was remembered for having the ‘elegant manners and accomplishments of the perfect gentleman’ and to have been ‘zealously attentive’ to his county’s interests.6 By his will, he left the bulk of his estate, and personal wealth sworn under £16,000, to his eldest son Edward Miller (d. 1834), whose son and namesake (1801-49), was Conservative Member for Derbyshire South, 1841-9.7