Edward Dowse (MP)

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Edward Dowse (1582–1648) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1648.

Dowse matriculated at Hart Hall, Oxford aged 15 on 14 October 1597, and was awarded BA on 8 May 1601 and MA on 8 May 1604. He was incorporated at Cambridge University in 1616.[1][2]

In 1625 he was elected Member of Parliament for Cricklade, and in April 1626 for Chichester.[3] In April 1640 he was again elected for Chichester in the Short Parliament. He was elected MP for Portsmouth in the Long Parliament in November 1640.[4]

Dowse died in 1648.


  1. ^ "Dowse, Edward (DWS616E)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ Alumni Oxonienses, 1500-1714: Disbrowe-Dyve, Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714: Abannan-Kyte (1891), pp. 406-439. Date accessed: 19 February 2011
  3. ^ History of Parliament Online - Dowse, Edward
  4. ^ Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. pp. onepage&q&f&#61, false 229–239.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Neville Poole
Sir William Howard
Member of Parliament for Cricklade
With: Sir William Howard
Succeeded by
Sir William Howard
Sir Robert Hyde
Preceded by
Algernon Lord Peircy
Humphrey Haggett
Member of Parliament for Chichester
With: Humphrey Haggett
Succeeded by
William Cawley
Henry Bellingham
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Chichester
With: Christopher Lewknor
Succeeded by
Christopher Lewknor
Sir William Morley
Preceded by
William Hamilton
Hon. Henry Percy
Member of Parliament for Portsmouth
With: George Goring, Lord Goring 1640–1642
Edward Boote
Succeeded by
Not represented in Rump parliament