Edward Lawley

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Sir Edward Lawley (1586 – 23 May 1623) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1614 and 1622.


Lawley was the son of Sir Thomas Lawley of Wenlock and his wife Elizabeth Newport, daughter of Sir Richard Newport of High Arcall, Shropshire, who was the widow of Francis Lawley of Spoonhill.[1] He was admitted to the Inner Temple in November 1605 and became prothonotary and clerk of the crown for Pembrokeshire.[2] In 1614, Lawley was elected Member of Parliament for Wenlock.[3] He was knighted at Whitehall on 9 November 1619.[4] In 1621 he was re-elected MP for Wenlock.[3]


Lawley married Susan Fisher, daughter of Sir Thomas Fisher, 1st Baronet of Islington. He had one daughter Ursula who married Sir Robert Bertie.[1]


  1. ^ a b Betham 1801, p. 450.
  2. ^ Inner Temple 1868, p. 103.
  3. ^ a b Healy 2010.
  4. ^ Shaw 1906, p. 175.


  • Betham, William (1801). The baronetage of England: or The History of the English baronets. p. 450. 
  • Healy, Simon (2010). "Lawley, Edward (1586-1623), of Much Wenlock, Salop and St. Giles-in-the-Fields, Mdx.". In Thrush, Andrew; Ferris, John P. The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1604-1629. Cambridge University Press. 
  • Inner Temple (1868). Students admitted at the Inner Temple 1571 – 1625. London: Printed by F. Cartwright. p. 103. 
  • Shaw, William Arthur (1906). The Knights of England: A complete record from the earliest time to the present day of the knights of all the orders of chivalry in England, Scotland, and Ireland, and of knights bachelors, incorporating a complete list of knights bachelors dubbed in Ireland . 1. London: Sherratt and Hughes. p. 175. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Robert Lawley
George Lawley
Member of Parliament for Wenlock
With: Rowland Lacon 1614
Thomas Wolryche 1621–1622
Succeeded by
Thomas Wolryche
Henry Mytton