PHELIPS, Edward (?1753-92), of Montacute, Som.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - 5 Aug. 1792

Family and Education

b. ?1753, 1st s. of Edward Phelips.  educ. Westminster c.1766, aged 13; Ch. Ch. Oxf. 15 June 1770, aged 18; M. Temple 1770, called 1778.  m. 22 Dec. 1784, Elizabeth, da. and coh. of Thomas Lockyer, s.p.  suc. fa.-in-law 1785.

Offices Held


Phelips was returned for Somerset unopposed. William Adam listed him as ‘doubtful’, but in fact he was a staunch supporter of Pitt; moved the Address, 25 Jan. 1785; voted for Pitt’s scheme of parliamentary reform, 18 Apr. 1785; for Richmond’s fortifications plan, 27 Feb. 1786; and with Pitt throughout the Regency crisis, 1788-9. Only one other, unimportant, intervention by him in debate is reported in the Parliament of 1784-90.

He died v.p. 5 Aug. 1792.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier