Edwardes was the member of a family that owned extensive lands in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire. He was elected to the House of Commons for Haverfordwest in 1722, a seat he held until 1725. Edwardes married Lady Elizabeth Rich, only daughter and heiress of Robert Rich, 5th Earl of Warwick and 2nd Earl of Holland, and through this marriage the substantial Rich estates (including Holland House in London) came into the Edwardes family. Their son William also became Member of Parliament for Haverfordwest and was elevated to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Kensington in 1776. Edwardes died in December 1725.
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