Sir Edmund Filmer, 8th Baronet

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Sir Edmund Filmer, 8th Baronet (14 June 1809 – 8 January 1857)[1] was an English Conservative Party politician.

He was elected to the House of Commons at a by-election in March 1838 as a Member of Parliament (MP) for West Kent,[2] having unsuccessfully contested the same constituency at the 1837 general election. He held the seat until his death in 1857, aged 47.[1] His son the 8th Baronet was elected as MP for West Kent in 1859.[2]

In 1850 Sir Edmund built Leagrave Hall on land close to Luton in Bedfordshire which had been purchased in 1771 by Sir Beversham Filmer.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "K" (part 1)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 1 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 406. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  3. ^ http://www.moorlandsschool.com/keyinfo_detail.asp?Section=3&Ref=19

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir William Geary, Bt
Thomas Law Hodges
Member of Parliament for West Kent
18381857
With: Thomas Law Hodges to 1841
Viscount Marsham 1841–1845
Thomas Austen 1845–1847
Thomas Law Hodges 1847–1852
William Masters Smith from 1852
Succeeded by
Charles Wykeham Martin
William Masters Smith
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
John Filmer
Baronet
(of East Sutton)
1834 – 1857
Succeeded by
Edmund Filmer