William Edgcumbe, Viscount Valletort

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William Richard Edgcumbe, Viscount Valletort (19 November 1794 – 29 October 1818), was a British politician.

Background[edit]

Valletort was the eldest son of Richard Edgcumbe, 2nd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, and Lady Sophia, daughter of John Hobart, 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire.[1]

Political career[edit]

Valletort was elected Member of Parliament for Lostwithiel in 1816, a seat he held until 1818.[2] He unsuccessfully contested Fowey in June 1818. However, in March 1819, four months after his death, he was successfully returned on petition.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Lord Valletort died unmarried in October 1818, aged 23, predeceasing his father. His younger brother Ernest later succeeded in the earldom.[1]

References[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Reginald Pole-Carew
John Ashley Warre
Member of Parliament for Lostwithiel
1816–1818
With: John Ashley Warre
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Wigram
Sir Alexander Grant, Bt