Edward Cromwell Disbrowe
Sir Edward Cromwell Disbrowe GCG (1790–1851) was a British politician and diplomat.
Sir Edward Disbrowe was born at Walton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, South Derbyshire, the son of Colonel Edward Disbrowe, and his wife Lady Charlotte Hobart, fourth daughter of George Hobart, 3rd Earl of Buckinghamshire. He was a lineal descendant of John Desborough (or Disbrowe), a senior commander in the Parliamentary Army who was brother-in-law to Oliver Cromwell. His father was Vice-Chamberlain to Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III.
Disbrowe was Member of Parliament (MP) for Windsor (1823–26), and later served in the British diplomatic corps in positions in Switzerland, Russia, Sweden and other postings. He was British Ambassador to the Netherlands from 1836 to 1851, where he died at the Hague, and his body was returned to England on the ship HMS Lightning. He also served as a Deputy Lieutenant of the county of Derbyshire.
Disbrowe's eldest daughter Charlotte, who lived at the family home in Derbyshire, became a writer of note, publishing two volumes recounting her father's diplomatic service, with particular attention to his time in Russia. Disbrowe's younger daughter Jane Harriet married Henry Christopher Wise of Woodcote House, Leek Wootton, Warwickshire, member of Parliament. Wise was the great-great-grandson of Henry Wise, gardener to Queen Anne, who laid out Kensington Gardens.
- Old Days in Diplomacy, Recollections of a Closed Century, by the Eldest Daughter of the late Sir Edward Cromwell Disbrowe, G.C.G., Charlotte Anne Albinia Disbrowe, London, 1903
- The Eton Portrait Gallery, By a Barrister of the Inner Temple, Eton College, London, 1876
- History of the County of Ayr, James Paterson, Edinburgh, 1852.
- The Gentleman's Magazine, 1863
- The History of Woodcote, Leek Wootton, Warwickshire, Leek Wootton website Archived 2008-08-20 at the Wayback Machine
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- Disbrowe, The Representative History of Great Britain and Ireland, Robert H. O'Byrne, London, 1848
- History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire, T. Bulmer, 1895
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Windsor
1823 – 1826
With: John Ramsbottom
Edward Michael Ward
| Minister Plenipotentiary to the Emperor of Russia
Hon. William Temple
The Lord Erskine
| British Minister to Württemberg
1828 – 1833
Lord William Russell