Edward Romilly

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Edward Romilly (19 April 1804, London – 12 October 1870, Porthkerry, Glamorgan) was an English amateur cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1825 to 1831, and a Member of Parliament from 1832 to 1835. He was a Cambridge Apostle.


Edward Romilly was the third son of Sir Samuel Romilly. He was educated at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds and entered Christ's College, Cambridge in 1822. In 1826, he migrated to Trinity Hall, and graduated LL.B. in 1828.[1]

As a cricketer Romilly was mainly associated with Cambridge University Cricket Club and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), of which he was a member. He made 9 known appearances in first-class matches including 1 for the Gentlemen in 1827.[2]

Standing as a Whig, he was elected at the 1832 general election as one of the two Members of Parliament (MP) for Ludlow, but was defeated at the 1835 general election.[3][4]

Romilly was a member of the Board of Audit from 1837 to 1866, and its Chairman from 1855 to 1865.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Romilly, Edward (RMLY822E)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ CricketArchive. Retrieved on 8 August 2009.
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 193. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]


  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 1-2 (1744–1840), Lillywhite, 1862

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Clive
Viscount Clive
Member of Parliament for Ludlow
With: Viscount Clive
Succeeded by
Edmund Lechmere Charlton
Viscount Clive