Peter Edgcumbe

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Peter Edgcumbe or Edgcombe (1536 – 4 January 1608) was an English politician.

He was the eldest son of Sir Richard Edgcumbe of Devon.

He was elected Member of Parliament for Totnes in 1555, appointed Sheriff of Devon for 1565, Sheriff of Cornwall in 1569 and Custos Rotulorum of Cornwall before 1573–1597. He was also the Member of Parliament for Cornwall 11 January 1563 - 2 January 1567 and 8 May 1572 – 1581, Devon 1571, Liskeard 1584-1585 and was then re-elected for Cornwall in 1586, 1589 and 1593.[1]

He was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall 8 August 1586 – 7 December 1587.

He died in 1608. He had married Margaret, the daughter of Sir Andrew Luttrell of Dunster Castle, Somerset, with whom he had five sons, including Richard, and four daughters.


  1. ^ "EDGECOMBE, Peter (c.1536-1608), of Mount Edgcumbe and Cotehele, Cornw.". History of Parliament. Retrieved 2012-03-27.