Edward Ayshford Sanford
Edward Ayshford Sanford, FRS (23 May 1794 – 1 December 1871) was a British Member of Parliament.
Sanford was elected Member of Parliament for Somerset in 1830, sitting until 1832, and then represented Somerset West from 1832 to 1841. He was a Justice of the Peace (JP) and Deputy Lieutenant for Somerset, serving as High Sheriff of Somerset for 1848–49.
In 1832 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
He died in 1871, leaving his estates to his eldest son, William Ayshford Sanford. He had married twice: firstly Henrietta, the daughter of Sir William Langham, 8th Baronet, of Cottesbrooke, Northamptonshire, with whom he had 5 sons (2 of whom predeceased him) and 2 daughters and secondly Lady Caroline Anna Stanhope, the daughter of Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Harrington. His son William was Colonial Secretary of Western Australia (1852–55).
- "Fellow Details". Royal Society. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- "SANFORD, Edward Ayshford (1794-1871), of Nynehead Court, Wellington, Som. and 41 Grosvenor Street, Mdx.". HIstory of Parliament Online. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Sir Thomas Lethbridge, Bt
|Member of Parliament for Somerset
1830 – 1832
With: William Dickinson to 1831
William Gore-Langton from 1831
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for West Somerset
1832 – 1841
With: Charles Kemeys Tynte to 1837
Thomas Dyke Acland from 1837
| Succeeded by|
Thomas Dyke Acland