William Edwardes, 2nd Baron Kensington

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Edwardes Square sign, London W8, named after Lord Kensington.

William Edwardes, 2nd Baron Kensington (24 April 1777 – 10 August 1852), styled The Honourable William Edwardes until 1801, was a British peer and Member of Parliament.

Kensington was the son of William Edwardes, 1st Baron Kensington, who represented Haverfordwest in the House of Commons for over 50 years, and Elizabeth Warren. He succeeded his father as second Baron Kensington in 1801 but as this was an Irish peerage it did not entitle him to an automatic seat in the House of Lords. He was instead elected to succeed his father as Member of Parliament for Haverfordwest in 1802, a seat he held until 1818.

Lord Kensington married Dorothy Patricia Thomas, daughter of Richard Thomas, in 1797. He died in August 1852, aged 75, and was succeeded in the barony by his son William. Edwardes Square, London W8 is named in his honour.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Lord Kensington
Member of Parliament for Haverfordwest
Succeeded by
William Henry Scourfield
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
William Edwardes
Baron Kensington
Succeeded by
William Edwardes