Edmond Wodehouse (1784–1855)

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Edmund Wodehouse (26 July 1784 – 21 August 1855), was a British politician.

Background[edit]

Wodehouse was the son of Thomas Wodehouse, younger son of Sir Armine Wodehouse, 5th Baronet and brother of John Wodehouse, 1st Baron Wodehouse. His mother was Sarah, daughter of Pryse Campbell.

Political career[edit]

Wodehouse entered Parliament as one of two representatives for Norfolk in 1817, a seat he held until 1830. Between 1835 and 1855 he was a Tory Member of Parliament (MP) for Norfolk East.

Family[edit]

Wodehouse married his first cousin, Lucy, daughter of Reverend Philip Wodehouse, in 1809. They had several children, including Sir Philip Wodehouse and General Edmond Wodehouse. She died in June 1829. Wodehouse remained a widower until his death in August 1855, aged 76.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Jacob Astley, Bt
Thomas Coke
Member of Parliament for Norfolk
1817–1830
With: Thomas Coke
Succeeded by
Thomas Coke
Sir William ffolkes, Bt
Preceded by
William Howe Windham
Hon. George Keppel
Member of Parliament for Norfolk East
1835–1855
With: Lord Walpole 1835–1837
Henry Negus Burroughes 1837–1855
Succeeded by
Henry Negus Burroughes
Sir Henry Stracey, Bt