Edmund Phipps

The Hon Edmund Phipps (7 December 1808 – 28 October 1857) was a lawyer and author.


Phipps was the third son of Henry Phipps, 1st Earl of Mulgrave and graduated from Trinity College, Oxford in 1828.[1] In 1832 he was called to the bar at the Inner Temple, subsequently practicing law on the northern circuit before being appointed Recorder of Scarbrough and later of Doncaster.[2]

Literary works

In 1850 he published Memoirs of the Political and Literary Life of Robert Plumer Ward.[1] Ward's first wife was Phipps' aunt.

Personal life

On 15 May 1838, he married Maria Louisa, widow of the Hon Charles Norton, daughter of Lieutenant-General Sir Colin Campbell.[4] They had an only child, Constantine, subsequently a diplomat.


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