Edward Leigh Pemberton

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Sir Edward Leigh Pemberton KCB, DL (14 May 1823 – 31 January 1910)[1] was an English Conservative Party politician.

Leigh Pemberton was the son of Edward Leigh Pemberton by Charlotte Cox, daughter of Samuel Compton Cox. He was the nephew of Lord Kingsdown.[2]

He was elected to the House of Commons as a Member of Parliament (MP) for East Kent at an by-election in May 1868, after the sitting Conservative MP Sir Brook Bridges had been ennobled as Baron FitzWalter.[3] Leigh Pemberton was re-elected at the general election in November 1868, and held the seat until the East Kent constituency was abolished at the 1885 general election.[3] In 1898 he was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath.[4]

Leigh Pemberton married Matilda Catherine Emma Noel, daughter of Reverend Francis James Noel, in 1849. She died in January 1906. Leigh Pemberton died in January 1910, aged 86. His son Robert Leigh Pemberton was the grandfather of Robin Leigh-Pemberton, who was created a life peer as Baron Kingsdown in 1993.[2]


  1. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "K" (part 1)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons page. Retrieved 2009-12-01. 
  2. ^ a b thepeerage.com Sir Edward Leigh Pemberton
  3. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 403. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  4. ^ "No. 26974". The London Gazette. 3 June 1898. p. 3446. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Brook Bridges, Bt
Sir Edward Dering, Bt
Member of Parliament for East Kent
With: Sir Edward Dering, Bt to Nov 1868
George Milles 1868–1875
Sir Wyndham Knatchbull, Bt 1875–1876
William Deedes 1876–1880
Aretas Akers-Douglas from 1880
Constituency abolished