ELIOT, Edward (1727-1804), of Port Eliot, nr. St. Germans, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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12 Dec. 1748 - 1768
1768 - 1774
1774 - Nov. 1775
15 Nov. 1775 - 13 Jan. 1784

Family and Education

b. 8 July 1727, 1st s. of Richard Eliot. educ. Liskeard sch.; St. Mary Hall, Oxf. 1742; Grand Tour 1746-8. m. 25 Sept. 1756, Catherine, da. and h. of Edward Elliston of Gestingthorpe, Essex, capt. E.I. Co., 4s. suc. fa. 1748; cr. Baron Eliot 13 Jan. 1784.

Offices Held

Receiver gen. of duchy of Cornwall 1749-d.; ld. of Trade 1759-76.


On Richard Eliot’s death his seat at St. Germans was filled by his son Edward, aged 21, who was also appointed to his father’s place in the duchy of Cornwall by Frederick, Prince of Wales. After the Prince’s death, Edward Eliot joined the Pelhams, under the aegis of his uncle by marriage, Robert Nugent, with whom he voted against the clandestine marriages bill in June 1753.1

He died 17 Feb. 1804.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. C. Amyand to Newcastle, 4 June 1753, Add. 32732, f. 22.