YARDE, Edward (1669-1735), of Churston Court, Devon

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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1695 - 1698

Family and Education

bap. 4 Mar. 1669, 1st s. of Edward Yarde† by Anne, da. of Thomas Warre of Shepton Beauchamp, Som.  educ. Eton; King’s, Camb. 1686.  m. 7 Dec. 1696, Susan, da. of John Sparke, dyer, of Exeter, Devon, wid. of Henry Northleigh*, 5s. (3 d.v.p.).  suc. fa. 1703.

Offices Held


In 1695 Yarde was returned on the interest of Sir Edward Seymour, 4th Bt.*, for Totnes, which lay near his own family seat. Forecast as likely to oppose the proposed council of trade on 31 Jan. 1696, he signed the Association in February and voted against fixing the price of guineas at 22s. in March. A defaulter on a call of the House, he was sent for in custody on 16 Dec. 1697 and was discharged on the 23rd. He obtained leave of absence on 19 Jan. 1698. Seymour did not recommend him in 1698, when he was classed as a member of the Country party ‘out’ of that Parliament. Yarde died in 1735 and was buried on 10 Nov. at Churston.1

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Vivian, Vis. Devon, 831.