Sir Edward Boyle, 1st Baronet

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Sir Edward Gurney Boyle, 1st Baronet KC (6 September 1848 – 19 March 1909) was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.

He was elected at the 1906 general election as Member of Parliament for Taunton, but died three years later, aged 60 a month after he had resigned his seat.

He had been made a baronet in 1904.

Early life[edit]

Boyle was born in Kensington, London on 6 September 1848 the son of Edward Boyle.[1] He first became architect and was a Fellow of the Surveyor's Institute.[1] With a change of career he was called to the bar in 1887 as a barrister. He later became a King's Counsel.[1]


In 1900 he stood as a Conservative candidate for Hastings in the 1900 General Election, he lost to the liberal candidate.[1] He stood again in 1903 in Rye at a by-election, he again lost to the Liberal candidate.[1] In the 1906 General Election he stood as a candidate at Taunton where he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Taunton.[1] He resigned his seat on 11 February 1909 due to ill health and was appointed a Steward of the Manor of Northeasted.[1][2]

Family life[edit]

In 1874 Boyle married Constance Knight and they had a son and daughter.[1] 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.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Sir Edward Boyle." Times [London, England] 20 Mar. 1909: 12. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 11 Jan. 2015.
  2. ^ "Election Intelligence." Times [London, England] 13 Feb. 1909: 12. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 11 Jan. 2015.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Alfred Welby
Member of Parliament for Taunton
Succeeded by
William Wellesley Peel
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Ockham)
Succeeded by
Edward Boyle