Richard Edgcumbe (died 1639)

Sir Richard Edgcumbe (circa 1570 – 23 March 1639) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1586 and 1629.

Sir Richard Edgcumbe
Borncirca 1570
Died23 March 1639
OccupationMember of Parliament
Spouse(s)Anne Carey
Mary Coteele
Parent(s)Peter Edgcumbe

Edgcumbe was the son of Peter Edgcumbe. He was a student of Middle Temple in 1585. In 1586, Edgcumbe was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Liskeard while his father was steward of the town. In 1589, he was elected MP for Totnes. He was elected MP for Grampound in 1593. He was knighted in 1603 and succeeded to the estates on the death of his father in 1608. In 1614, he was elected MP for Bodmin in the Addled Parliament. He was elected MP for Grampound again in 1624 for the Happy Parliament. In 1628, he was elected MP for Bossiney and sat until 1629, when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.[1]

Edgcumbe died on 23 March 1639 at the age of about 68.[1]

Edgcumbe married firstly in 1602 Anne Carey, daughter of George Carey of Cockington, Devon. He married secondly, in 1608, Mary Coteele, daughter of Sir Thomas Coteele of London, and had three sons including Piers.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Peter Edgcumbe
Edward Denny
Member of Parliament for Liskeard
With: Jonathan Trelawny
Succeeded by
Jonathan Trelawny
John Jackson
Preceded by
John Giles
Nicholas Hayman
Member of Parliament for Totnes
With: Simon Kelway
Succeeded by
Richard Sparry
Christopher Savery
Preceded by
Thomas Cromwell
Richard Sayer
Member of Parliament for Grampound
With: Edward Jones
Succeeded by
Sir John Leigh
Robert Newdigate
Preceded by
John Stone
Richard Spray
Member of Parliament for Bodmin
With: Christopher Spray
Succeeded by
Sir John Trevor
James Bagge, junior
Preceded by
John Hampden
Sir Robert Carey
Member of Parliament for Grampound
With: John Mohun
Succeeded by
John Mohun
Sir Samuel Rolle
Preceded by
The Lord Lambart
Paul Specot
Member of Parliament for Bossiney
With: The Lord Lambart
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
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