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Edward Thomas Foley (21 December 1791 – 30 March 1846),[1] of Stoke Edith, Herefordshire, was an English Tory (and later Conservative) politician.

Stoke Edith

He was the eldest son of Hon. Edward Foley and his wife Eliza Maria Foley Hodgetts and elder brother of John Hodgetts Hodgetts-Foley and inherited the Stoke Edith estate from his father in 1803.[2] He was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford (1809) and appointed High Sheriff of Herefordshire for 1815–16.[2]

Foley was one of the Members of Parliament (MP) for Ludgershall from 1826 to 1832[3] and for Herefordshire from 1832 to 1841.[4]



He married in 1832 Lady Emily Graham daughter of James Graham, 3rd Duke of Montrose, but died childless in 1846. His widow survived him until 1901. Foley's will enabled his widow to dispose of the Stoke Edith estate as she wished, but she declined to use that power, enabling her husband's great nephew Paul Henry Foley of Prestwood, Staffordshire, the grandson of John Hodgetts Hodgetts-Foley, to inherit the estate.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 2)
  2. ^ a b c "FOLEY, Edward Thomas (1791-1846), of Stoke Edith, Herefs. and 41 Curzon Street, Mdx". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 4)
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 396. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sandford Graham
Earl of Brecknock
Member of Parliament for Ludgershall
1826 –1832
With: George Agar-Ellis 1826–1830
Sir Sandford Graham 1830 –1832
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
Sir Robert Price, Bt
Kedgwin Hoskins
Member of Parliament for Herefordshire
With: Sir Robert Price, Bt
Kedgwin Hoskins
Succeeded by
Kedgwin Hoskins
Thomas Baskerville
Joseph Bailey