Edmund Denton

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Sir Edmund Denton, 1st Baronet (25 October 1676 – 4 May 1714), was an English politician.

Denton was the member of an ancient Cumberland family which had been granted the manor of Hillesdon by King Edward IV.[1] He was returned to parliament as one of two representatives for Buckingham in 1698.[2] The following year he was created a baronet, of Hillesdon in the County of Buckingham.[3] He continued to represent Buckingham until 1708, when he was returned for Buckinghamshire, a seat he held until 1713.[2]

Denton was the son of Alexander Denton (M.P. for Bucks 1690-1698) and Esther Herman, daughter of Nicholas Herman of Middleton Stony. Denton was the elder brother of Alexander Denton. [4]

Denton married Mary Rowe, daughter and co-heiress of Anthony Rowe, of Hackney, Middlesex. The marriage was childless. He died in May 1714, aged 37, when the baronetcy became extinct. Lady Denton married as her second husband Trevor Hill, 1st Viscount Hillsborough.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Alexander Denton
Sir Richard Temple, Bt
Member of Parliament for Buckingham
1698–1707
With: Sir Richard Temple, Bt 1698–1702
Roger Price 1702–1705
Sir Richard Temple, Bt 1705
Browne Willis 1705–1707
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for Buckingham
1707–1708
With: Browne Willis
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Temple, Bt
Alexander Denton
Preceded by
Sir Richard Temple, Bt
William Egerton
Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire
1708–1713
With: Richard Hampden 1708–1710
The Viscount Fermanagh 1710–1713
Succeeded by
The Viscount Fermanagh
John Fleetwood
Baronetage of England
New creation Baronet
(of Hillesdon)
1699–1714
Extinct