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Sir Edward Hungerford (20 October 1632-8 July 1711), of Farleigh in Wiltshire was an English Member of Parliament.

He was the son of Anthony Hungerford, a Royalist MP who had been imprisoned during the Civil War, and was heir to one of Wiltshire's leading families. (His ancestors included the 14th century Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Thomas Hungerford.) By the time of the Restoration, he held about thirty manors in Wiltshire, including the family seat at Farleigh Hungerford Castle, as well as the estates of what had been the junior branch of the family, at Black Bourton in Oxfordshire.

He entered Parliament in 1660 as member for Chippenham, and subsequently also represented New Shoreham and Steyning. He was made a Knight of the Bath at the coronation of Charles II, but later his opposition to the court saw him excluded from office.

His spendthrift habits dissipated the family fortune. He sold Farleigh to the Bayntuns, and eventually lost all his remaining estates. In 1682, in an attempt to restore his finances, he erected a market hall on the site of Hungerford House at Charing Cross in London (which had burned down in 1669), but this eventually was sold as well, to its architect Christopher Wren. Hungerford Market survived until the 19th century, when Charing Cross Station was built on the site; the name survives in Hungerford Bridge.

References

  • D Brunton & D H Pennington, Members of the Long Parliament (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1954)
  • Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1930)
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Edward Hungerford
James Stedman
Member of Parliament for Chippenham
with Edward Poole 1660-1661
Henry Bayntun 1661

1660–1661
Succeeded by
Henry Bayntun
Sir Hugh Speke
Preceded by
Henry Bayntun
Sir Hugh Speke
Member of Parliament for Chippenham
with Henry Bayntun 1661-1673
Francis Gwyn 1673-1679
John Talbot 1679
Samuel Ashe 1679-1681
Sir George Speke 1681-1685

1661–1685
Succeeded by
Henry Bayntun
Sharington Talbot
Preceded by
John Hales
Robert Fagg
Member of Parliament for New Shoreham
with Sir Richard Haddock 1685-1689
John Monke 1689-1690
John Perry 1690-1695

1685–1695
Succeeded by
John Perry
Henry Priestman
Preceded by
Sir John Fagg
Robert Fagg
Member of Parliament for Steyning
with Sir John Fagg 1695-1701
Sir Robert Fagg 1701
Charles Goring 1701

1695–1701
Succeeded by
Charles Goring
Robert Fagg
Preceded by
Charles Goring
Robert Fagg
Member of Parliament for Steyning
with Charles Goring

1702–1705
Succeeded by
Charles Goring
William Wallis
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