Edward Lewis (Devizes MP)

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Edward Lewis (30 July 1650 – July 1674) was an English landoowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1669 to 1675.

Lewis was the son of William Lewis of The Van Glamorgan. He succeeded to the estates of his father in 1661 and travelled abroad from 1663 to 1666. In 1669 he was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Devizes. He became a freeman of Devizes in 1670 and was Deputy Lieutenant for Glamorgan from 1670 until his death. He was J.P. for Monmouthshire, Glamorgan and Breconshire from 1672 and commissioner for assessment for Monmouthshire and Glamorgan from 1673.[1]

Lewis died in London aged about 23 before 23 July 1674, when his will was proved by his brother-in-law William Jephson, who inherited the Buckinghamshire estate. His younger brother had predeceased him, and the estates in Wales went to his uncle Richard Lewis.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Norden
John Kent
Member of Parliament for Devizes
1669–1674
With: George Johnson
Succeeded by
Edward Bayntun
George Johnson