Edward Rice (politician)
Rice came from the old Welsh family Rhys , one of the leading families of the gentry of Carmarthenshire . He was the only surviving son of Griffith Rice and his first wife Catherine Hoby, daughter of Philip Hoby of Neath Abbey .
According to the plans of the First Lord of the Exchequer Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland , Rice was to run for the Whigs in Carmarthenshire as the successor to Sir Thomas Stepney in the general election in 1722 . With the support of Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton , he was also elected Knight of the Shire , but resigned his mandate on December 18, 1724.
- Romney R. Sedgwick: RICE, Edward (d.1727), of Newton, Carm. (History of Parliament online)
- National Trust Collections: Possibly Edward Rice (1694-1727). Retrieved February 10, 2015 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Welsh-British politician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1694|
|DATE OF DEATH||April 2, 1727|