Sir John Edwards, 1st Baronet, of Garth

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Sir John Edwards, 1st Baronet (15 January 1770 – 15 April 1850),[1] served as Member of Parliament for Montgomery from 8 April 1833 to 23 June 1841 and the Edwards Baronetcy, of Garth in the County of Montgomery, was created for him in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 23 July 1838.[2] Since he had no male heirs, the estate passed to his daughter Mary Cornelia Edwards (c.1829-1906) and the title became extinct on his death.

On 3 August 1846 Mary Cornelia Edwards married George Vane-Tempest, 5th Marquess of Londonderry.

Sir John Edwards' Father was John Edwards (d.1789) of Plas Machynlleth (also known as 'Greenfields') Montgomeryshire, a Solicitor. He (John Edwards) acquired the Garth estate by his (3rd) marriage to Cornelia Owen, only child and heiress of Richard Owen. The estate included the profitable Van lead mines, and was added to by purchase of parts of the Peniarth Estate along the Dyfi Valley.


  1. ^ Montgomeryshire worthies, Williams, Richard, 1894 p 54-55 [1] retrieved 9 September 2015
  2. ^ "No. 19631". The London Gazette. 3 July 1838. p. 1488. 
  • The National Archives, PCC wills, PROB11/2114, Will of Sir John Edwards, proved 1850.
  • National Library of Wales, Plas Machynlleth estate records, context and administrative history.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
David Pugh
Member of Parliament for Montgomery
Succeeded by
Hugh Cholmondeley