Edward Ernle

Sir Edward Ernle, 3rd Baronet (c.1673-1729) was an English politician.[1]

He was born a younger son of Edward Ernle of Etchilhampton, Wiltshire. Both his grandfathers were Members of Parliament. He succeeded his brother as 3rd Baronet in 1690. A portrait of him exists.[2]

He was elected a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Devizes 1695–1698, for Wiltshire 1698–1700 and for Wareham 5 March – 11 November 1701 and 22 February 1704 – 1705.

He was elected an MP of the Parliament of Great Britain for Wareham 13 December 1710 – 1713 and 1722 – 31 January 1729, for Heytesbury December 1701 – 1702, Marlborough 10 December 1708 – 1710 and Portsmouth 1715 – 1722.

He died on 31 January 1729. He had married Frances, the daughter and heiress of General Thomas Erle, MP of Charborough House, Dorset and had two daughters. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by a kinsman, Walter Ernle (1676–1732) of Chirton, Wiltshire.


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