Edmund Weaver (MP)
Edmund Weaver (2 February 1610 – March, 1672) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1646 and 1660.
Weaver was the son of Richard Weaver (MP) of the Above Eign, Hereford and his wife Katherine Fox. He matriculated at Oriel College, Oxford on 20 June 1628 aged 17. He was then a student at the Inner Temple and qualified as a barrister in 1637. His father died in 1642.
In 1646, Weaver was elected Member of Parliament for Hereford as a recruiter to the Long Parliament. He withdrew in the aftermath of Pride's Purge in 1648, refusing to take part in the Rump Parliament. He returned to the Restored Rump Parliament in December 1659.
Weaver died in 1672 at the age of 62.
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- University of Oxford, Joseph Foster, Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1500-1714, 1892, p1587
- Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 .... London. pp. 229–239.
- McParlin, G. E., The Herefordshire gentry in county government 1625-1661. PhD thesis, Department of History, Aberystwyth University, 1981, pp151,172,209 McParlin claims he was a member of the Barebones Parliament but this is in direct contradiction to all sources based on parliamentary records
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