Edmund Vesey Knox

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Edmund Francis Vesey Knox (23 January 1865 – 15 May 1921)[1] was an Irish nationalist politician. Initially a member of the Irish Parliamentary Party, he sided with the Anti-Parnellite majority when the party split in 1891.

He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for West Cavan at an unopposed by-election on 26 March 1890, following the death of the nationalist MP Joseph Biggar,[2] taking his seat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

He was re-elected as an Anti-Parnellite at the 1892 general election, with a majority of more than three-to-one over his sole opponent, a Unionist.[3] At the 1895 election he was again returned unopposed in West Cavan,[4] but also stood in Londonderry City, winning that seat by a slender majority over his unionist opponent. He chose to sit for Londonderry City,[4] and held that seat until he resigned from Parliament on 9 December 1898 by becoming Steward of the Manor of Northstead.[5]


  1. ^ "Historical list of MPs: constituencies beginning with "L", part 4". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Brian M. Walker, ed. (1978). Parliamentary election results in Ireland 1801–1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. p. 143. ISBN 0-901714-12-7. 
  3. ^ Walker, op. cit, page 144
  4. ^ a b Walker, op. cit., pages 151, 154
  5. ^ Department of Information Services (9 June 2009). "Appointments to the Chiltern Hundreds and Manor of Northstead Stewardships since 1850" (PDF). House of Commons Library. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 February 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2009. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Joseph Biggar
Member of Parliament for West Cavan
Succeeded by
James Patrick Farrell
Preceded by
John Ross
Member of Parliament for Londonderry City
Succeeded by
Arthur John Moore