Edward Harley (1664–1735)

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Edward Harley (7 June 1664 – 30 August 1735), of Eywood, Titley, Herefordshire, Auditor of the Imprests was the second son of Edward Harley and younger brother of Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer. He married Sarah Foley, third daughter of Thomas Foley. Their eldest son (Edward) succeeded as 3rd earl on the death of his brother Robert's son Edward, the 2nd earl, without male issue. Their second son was Robert who died in infancy, after which came a daughter named Abigail and finally a fourth son Robert Harley, Recorder of Leominster and twice member of Parliament for that town.

He represented Droitwich in Parliament from 1695 to 1698, after which he was a member for Leominster, almost continuously until 1722.

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Political offices
Preceded by
unknown
Auditor of the imprests
1703–?1735
Succeeded by
unknown
Parliament of England
Preceded by
The Lord Coote
Philip Foley
Member of Parliament for Droitwich
with Charles Cocks

1695–1698
Succeeded by
Charles Cocks
Thomas Foley
Preceded by
The Lord Coningsby
John Dutton Colt
Member of Parliament for Leominster
with The Lord Coningsby

1698–1701
Succeeded by
The Lord Coningsby
John Dutton Colt
Preceded by
The Lord Coningsby
John Dutton Colt
Member of Parliament for Leominster
with The Lord Coningsby

1701–1707
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for Leominster
with The Lord Coningsby 1707–1710
Edward Bangham 1710–1713
Henry Gorges 1713–1715
The Lord Coningsby 1715–1717
George Caswall 1717–1721
William Bateman 1721–1722

1707–1722
Succeeded by
Sir Archer Croft, Bt
Sir George Caswall