POORE, Edward (?1704-80), of Salisbury, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1747 - 1754
13 Dec. 1756 - 1761

Family and Education

b. ?1704, s. of Edward Poore of Andover, Hants.  educ. Magdalen, Oxf. 4 Dec. 1721, aged 17; L. Inn 1722, called 1729.  m. 22 Nov. 1731, Rachel, da. of George Mullins, M.D., of Salisbury, 2s. 4da. (his da. Rachel m. John Cooper).

Offices Held

Dep. recorder, Salisbury 1743-55; bencher L. Inn 1751, treasurer 1766; Welsh judge 1753- d.


In 1754 Poore contested Salisbury against Julines Beckford, was elected on a double return, and petitioned, but almost immediately withdrew. He was returned unopposed on Lord Feversham’s interest at the Downton by-election of 1756, but did not stand again at the general election. He acted as returning officer at Downton until his death on 19 May 1780.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: J. A. Cannon