Edward Rice (politician)

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Edward Rice (* 1694 ; † April 2, 1727 ) was a British 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.

He married Lucy Trevor, daughter of John Morley Trevor from Glynde , Sussex . He had a son and two daughters with her. His son George became his heir .

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  1. National Trust Collections: Possibly Edward Rice (1694-1727). Retrieved February 10, 2015 .