Popham, of Littlecote. 2nd but oldest surv. son. ?? Name: Edward Popham Dates: 1726-1750 Location: Hungerford Wiltshire Title: Esq., Member for Great Bedwin, Wiltshire Gender: Male Address: Address(es): Hungerford, Wiltshire Office Holdings: Political Office(s): Member for Great Bedwin, Wiltshire, Appointed in April, 1738, in room of Brigadier Murray, deceased Source Date: April, 1738 Source Info: Gentleman's Magazine, April, 1738 -------------- Somerset records Office: 15/12  C18. Release. Edward Popham of Littlecote, co. Wilts., Esq., to James Dilling of Clayhidon, co. Devon, yeo. £189 of mess. called Buttles in Churchstanton. 26 March 1765 [C18 copy]. [1 doct. \_ [from Scope and Content] Deeds, including mortgages, concerning: Francis Popham and the major part of the Devon, Somerset, and Wilts. estates, 1732-33; and Edward Popham, esq., and all or parts of the estates in Wilts., 1737-71, Somerset, 1741-70, Devon, 1741-55, Berks., 1741-70, Glamorgan, 1741, and Middlesex, 1741, including a copy of the Will of Edward Popham of Littlecote, esq., 1763 ('proved at London' 1772), whereby he bequeaths £100 to his son Edward, and an annuity to his sister-in-law Sarah Huddon, and devises his estates to his eldest son Francis; (ninety-five documents). Deeds for merging a mortgage term to facilitate sale of parts of the Somerset and Welsh estates, 1771, and for vesting the estates in trustees for sale, 1771, concerning Edward Popham; (three documents). Poss./prob. related to: Name: Francis Popham Dates: 1726-1750 Title: Esq. Gender: Male Birth/Death: Died: 14th. September, 1735 personal notes: Notes: He was descended from Judge Popham and was worth 6,000 pounds per Annum. He married the Daughter of Edward Popham of Gloucestershire, Esq; by whom he had one Son and two Daughters. Source Date: September, 1735 Source Info: Gentleman's Magazine, September, 1735 ---- Name: Francis Popham Dates: 1726-1750 Title: Esq., Honourable Gender: Male Source Date: 1726 Source Info: Subscribed to Firma Burgi; or, an historical essay concerning the cities, towns and buroughs of England, taken from records, 1726, MADOX, Thomas. London Subject: history, topography --- Name: Francis Popham Dates: 1726-1750 Title: Esq. Gender: Male society/club membership: Societies/Clubs: of St. Mary Hall, Gentleman-Commoner Source Date: 1750 Source Info: Subscribed to Miscellanies in prose and verse, 1750, JONES, Mary. Oxford, London, Bath Subject: literature --- Name: Francis Popham Dates: 1726-1750 Location: Wellington, Berkshire Title: Esq. Gender: Male Birth/Death: Died: 10th. December, 1736 Death Place: Wellington, Berkshire Source Date: December, 1736 Source Info: Gentleman's Magazine, December, 1736 --- Name: Edward Popham Bridgman Popham Dates: 1726-1750 Title: Miss Gender: Female Family: Daughter of: Popham, Edward Office: Member of Parliament for Wiltshire Wife of: Bridgman Title: Esq. Married: 20th. July, 1743 Source Date: July, 1743 Source Info: Gentleman's Magazine, July, 1743 http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1715-1754/member/popha m-edward-1711-72 Biography The Pophams regularly represented Somerset and Wiltshire constituencies after acquiring Littlecote from the Darells in the sixteenth century. Having succeeded to the family estate, said to be worth £6,000 p.a.,2 Edward Popham was returned at a contested by-election for Great Bedwyn in 1738, standing as a Tory on the Bruce interest. He was afterwards returned five times for the county unopposed, voting consistently against the Administration. The 2nd Lord Egmont wrote of him in his electoral survey, c.1749-50: `I believe will be thoroughly with us, has a very large property but excessively encumbered as I have heard'. He died 14 July 1772.