MINSHULL, Edward (b. ?1685), of Stoke, Cheshire.
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Family and Education
b. ?1685, s. of Edward Minshull of Stoke by his w. Anne. educ. Shrewsbury; St. John’s, Camb. 2 Apr. 1702, aged 16. suc. fa. 1698.
Minshull belonged to a branch of one of the most ancient Cheshire families. Defeated at Bramber in 1715 by a Tory but returned on petition by the Whig majority of the House of Commons, he voted with the Government in all recorded divisions. His only reported speech was a ‘very slender’ defence of John Aislabie, 8 Mar. 1721.1 Convicted next February of cheating a banker of bank bills to the value of £350,2 he did not stand again. The date of his death is unknown.