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Edgcumbe, Baron (GB, 1742)


Creation: let.pat. 20 Apr 1742


Family name: Edgcumbe




See Earl of Mount Edgcumbe



Richard [Edgcumbe], 1st Baron Edgcumbe, PC

3rd but eventually only surv. son of Sir Richard Edgcumbe KB, of Mount Edgcumbe, co. Devon, and Cotehele, co. Cornwall, by his wife Lady Anne Montagu, 3rd dau. of Edward [Montagu], 1st Earl of Sandwich


23 Apr 1680


12 May 1715 Matilda Furnese (d. 9 Mar 1721; bur. at Waldershare, co. Kent), only child of Sir Henry Furnese,1st Bt., of Waldershare, co. Kent, Alderman of London, by his second wife Matilda Vernon, dau. of Sir Thomas Vernon


1. Piers Edgcumbe (dvp. young)

2. Hon Richard Edgcumbe, later 2nd Baron Edgcumbe

3. Hon George Edgcumbe, later 3rd Baron Edgcumbe later 1st Viscount Mount Edgcumbe and Valletort later 1st Earl of Mount Edgcumbe


22 Nov 1758 (bur. at Maker, co. Cornwall)


20 Apr 1742 Baron Edgcumbe, of Mount Edgcumbe in the County of Devon

suc. by



suc. his elder brother Piers Edgcumbe in the family estates in 1694; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Cornwall 1701, for St Germans 1701-02 and for Plympton 1702-34, 1734 and 1741-42 and for Loswithiel 1734-41; Deputy Lieutenant of Cornwall 1702; a Lord of the Treasury 1716-17 and 1720-24; Vice-Treasurer of Ireland 1724-42; Paymaster-General of Ireland 1724-42; Privy Councillor [I] 1727; Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall 1742-58; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1743-58; Privy Councillor [GB] 1743/4; one of the 12 peers commissioned to raise a regiment in 1745 during the Jacobite Rising ; Maj General 1755; Chief Justice in Eyre, North of Trent 1758


Richard [Edgcumbe], 2nd Baron Edgcumbe, PC


2 Aug 1716


10 May 1761 (bur. at Maker, co. Cornwall)

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Whig) for Plympton 1742-47, for Loswithiel 1747-54 and for Penryn 1754-58; a Lord Commissioner for Trade and Plantations 1754-55; a Lord of the Admiralty 1755-56; Comptroller of the Household 1756-61; Privy Councillor 1756; Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall 1759-61


George [Edgcumbe], 3rd Baron Edgcumbe later 1st Viscount Mount Edgcumbe and Valletort later 1st Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, PC


5 Mar 1781 Viscount Mount Edgcumbe and Valletort

31 Aug 1789 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe


The Barony of Edgcumbe has been held by the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe since 31 Aug 1789.


 First written 16 Feb 2008



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