Edward Rudge (politician)

Edward Rudge (22 October 1703 – 6 June 1763), of Evesham Abbey, Worcestershire, was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1728 and 1761.

Early life

Rudge was the only son of John Rudge, MP of Mark Lane, London and Evesham Abbey, Worcestershire, and his wife Susanna Letten, daughter of John Letten of London.[1] He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1726.[2] He married Elizabeth Howard, the daughter and coheiress of Matthew Howard of Hackney, Middlesex on 8 April 1729.[3]

Career

Rudge was returned unopposed as Whig Member of Parliament (MP) for Aylesbury on the interest of his brother-in-law, Sir William Stanhope, at a by-election on 21 February 1728. He generally voted against the Government and did not stand at the 1734 general election. His father died in 1740 and he succeeded to his estate at Evesham. He was also returned unopposed as MP for Evesham, which was formerly his father's seat , at the 1741 general election. He was returned unopposed again at the 1747 general election.[1]

In September 1753 Rudge was described as ‘one who though he had not much attended Parliament always voted with Government’. At the 1754 general election the Administration put up a candidate to oppose him. Rudge was defeated, although he was said to have spent ‘the greatest profusion of money’ in the contest. He was returned as MP for Evesham in a contest at a by-election on 23 April 1756. He did not stand at the 1761 general election.[3]

Rudge died without issue on 23 April 1756.[1]

References

  1. "RUDGE, Edward (1703-63), of Evesham Abbey, Worcs". History of Parliament Online (1715-1754). Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  2. "Fellow details". Royal Society. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  3. "RUDGE, Edward (1703-63), of Evesham, Worcs. and Wheatfield, Oxon". History of Parliament Online (1754-1790). Retrieved 7 January 2019.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir William Stanhope
Philip Lloyd
Member of Parliament for Aylesbury
1728– 1734
With: Philip Lloyd 1728-1730
Thomas Ingoldsby 1730-1734
Succeeded by
George Champion
Christopher Tower
Preceded by
Sir John Rushout
William Taylor
Member of Parliament for Evesham
17411754
With: Sir John Rushout
Succeeded by
Sir John Rushout
John Porter
Preceded by
Sir John Rushout
John Porter
Member of Parliament for Evesham
1756–1762
With: Sir John Rushout
Succeeded by
Sir John Rushout
John Rushout


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