Edmund Pollexfen Bastard

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Edmund Pollexfen Bastard (12 July 1784 – 8 June 1838) was a British Tory politician, son of Edmund Bastard and his wife Jane Pownoll. He married Anne Jane Rodney, granddaughter of Admiral Rodney.

He succeeded his father as Member of Parliament (MP) for Dartmouth from 1812 to 1816 when that seat was taken by his younger brother, John Bastard.

In the same election Edmund succeeded his uncle, John Pollexfen Bastard, as MP for Devonshire from 1816 to 1830.

He was appointed High Sheriff of Devon for 1834.[1]


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 19125. p. 206. 4 February 1834. Retrieved 2008-09-21.
  • John Burke, Bastard of Kitley, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland Henry Colburn London 1834.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Arthur Howe Holdsworth
Edmund Bastard
Member of Parliament for Dartmouth
With: Arthur Howe Holdsworth
Succeeded by
Arthur Howe Holdsworth
John Bastard
Preceded by
John Pollexfen Bastard
Sir Thomas Dyke Acland
Member of Parliament for Devonshire
With: Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, to 1818
The Viscount Ebrington, later Earl Fortescue 1818–1820;
Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, from 1820
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Dyke Acland
The Viscount Ebrington