Edmund Ludlow (died 1624)

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Sir Edmund Ludlow (bef. 1548 – 1624) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1571 and 1622.

Ludlow was born before 1548, the eldest son of George Ludlow of Hill Deverill and his wife Edith, daughter of Andrew Windsor, 1st Baron Windsorof Stanwell, Middlesex. In 1571, he was elected Member of Parliament for Old Sarum. He succeeded to the estates of his father in June 1580 and was a J.P. for Wiltshire from that time on. He was High Sheriff of Wiltshire from 1586 to 1587. In 1597 he was elected MP for Ludgershall. He was knighted on 14 September 1601. In 1604 he was elected MP for Hindon. He was re-elected MP for Hindon in 1614. During his life he was involved in numerous lawsuits, and was conspicuouisly intractable with regard to matters of money and property. He lived at Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire in his later years.[1]

Ludlow married firstly Bridget Coker daughter of Henry Coker of Mappowder, Dorset, and had three sons, including Henry, and seven daughters. Bridget died in 1587 and he married secondly Lady Margaret Howard, widow of Thomas Howard, 1st Viscount Howard of Bindon, and daughter of Sir Henry Manning, knight marshal of the Household. They had at least four sons and two daughters. His son by his second wife, Sir Henry Ludlow, was also an MP, and Sir Henry's son, Edmund Ludlow, was one of the regicides.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Edward Herbert
Henry Compton
Member of Parliament for Old Sarum
With: John Young
Succeeded by
Hugh Powell
John Frenche
Preceded by
Edward Thornborough
Chidiock Wardour
Member of Parliament for Ludgershall
With: Richard Leake
Succeeded by
Robert Penruddocke
James Kirton
Preceded by
Sir George Paule
Thomas Thynne
Member of Parliament for Hindon
With: Thomas Thynne 1604–1611
Sir Edwin Sandys 1614
(Sir) Henry Mervyn 1614
John Davies 1621–1622
Succeeded by
Lawrence Hyde
Matthew Davies