Sir Edward Boyle, 1st Baronet
He had been made a baronet in 1904.
Boyle was born in Kensington, London on 6 September 1848 the son of Edward Boyle. He first became architect and was a Fellow of the Surveyor's Institute. With a change of career he was called to the bar in 1887 as a barrister. He later became a King's Counsel.
In 1900 he stood as a Conservative candidate for Hastings in the 1900 General Election, he lost to the liberal candidate. He stood again in 1903 in Rye at a by-election, he again lost to the Liberal candidate. In the 1906 General Election he stood as a candidate at Taunton where he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Taunton. He resigned his seat on 11 February 1909 due to ill health and was appointed a Steward of the Manor of Northeasted.
In 1874 Boyle married Constance Knight and they had a son and daughter. Boyle died on 19 March 1909 at his house at Queens Gate, Kensington, London aged 60, he was succeeded by his eldest son Edward Gurney Boyle.
- "Sir Edward Boyle." Times [London, England] 20 Mar. 1909: 12. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 11 Jan. 2015.
- "Election Intelligence." Times [London, England] 13 Feb. 1909: 12. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 11 Jan. 2015.
- Bedwell, C. E. A. (1912). "Boyle, Edward". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography, 1912 supplement. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- Bedwell, C. E. A.; Pease-Watkin, Catherine. "Boyle , Sir Edward, first baronet (1848–1909)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/32012. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir Edward Boyle
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's list of baronets [self-published source][better source needed]
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