UVEDALE, Edmund (d.1621), of Little Crichel, Dorset.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

1st s. of Henry Uvedale by Mabel, da. of Anthony Ernle. educ. ?L. Inn 1563.1 m. Elizabeth (div. by 1574), da. of Robert Williams, of Herringston s.p. suc. fa. 1599.

Offices Held

J.p. Dorset from 1582, q. from 1601, sheriff 1609-10.


Edmund Uvedale of Little Crichel has been preferred to his soldier cousin, Sir Edmund Uvedale, as Member for Corfe Castle both because his family ties are more appropriate, and because the soldier’s career hardly suits an appearance for Corfe Castle in 1572. It is true that Uvedale’s father was still living in 1572, but this rather explains the son’s sitting than weakens the case for the identification, as the father was sheriff at the time and so may have thought it wiser not to stand for a Dorset constituency.

Little has been ascertained about Uvedale’s activities in the Elizabethan period. He died 10 Oct. 1621.2

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: P. W. Hasler


  • 1. Perhaps the Edmund Uvedale admitted to Lincoln’s Inn 1563 and/or the Mr. ‘Udell’ shortlisted for the position of master of the revels two years later.
  • 2. Misc. Gent. et Her. (ser. 2), v. 305; Hoare, Wilts. Chalk 61.