WATSON, Edward, Visct. Sondes (?1686-1722).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1708 - 1710
20 Apr. 1713 - 1722

Family and Education

b. ?1686, 1st s. of Lewis Watson, M.P., 1st Earl of Rockingham, by Lady Catherine Sondes, o. surv. da. and h. of George Sondes, M.P., 1st Earl of Feversham. educ. Merton, Oxf. 1 June 1703, aged 16. m. 21 Mar. 1709, Lady Catherine Tufton, da. and coh. of Thomas Tufton, M.P., 6th Earl of Thanet, 2s. 2da.

Offices Held

Gent. of the bedchamber to Prince of Wales 1718-d.


A Whig, whose father had been created an Earl on the Hanoverian succession, Sondes went over to the Opposition in 1718, when he was given a place in the Prince’s household. He died v.p. 20 Mar. 1722.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman