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Edward Boscawen, PC

Also Known As: "Admiral Edward", "Admiral Rt Hon Edward Boscawen"
Birthplace: Malpas Road Estate, Tregothnan Road (NW-bound)
Death: January 10, 1761 (49)
Surrey, UK (Fever)
Place of Burial: Penkivel, Cornwall, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugh Boscawen 1st Viscount Falmouth and Charlotte Boscawen
Husband of Frances Evelyn Glanville
Father of Frances Boscawen; George Evelyn Boscawen, 3rd Viscount Falmouth and Elizabeth Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort
Brother of Anne Bisshopp, Hon.; Hugh Boscawen, 2nd Viscount Falmouth; Hon. Mary Evelyn; George Boscawen; Maj.-Gen. Hon. John Boscawen and 3 others

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About Admiral Edward Boscawen, PC

Admiral Edward Boscawen, PC (19 August 1711 – 10 January 1761) was an Admiral in the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament for the borough of Truro, Cornwall. He is known principally for his various naval commands throughout the 18th century and the engagements that he won, including the Siege of Louisburg in 1758 and Battle of Lagos in 1759. He is also remembered as the officer who signed the warrant authorising the execution of Admiral John Byng after Byng's court martial in 1757 after the failure of Byng to engage the enemy at the Battle of Minorca.

In his political role, he served as a Member of Parliament for Truro from 1742 until his death although due to his almost constant naval employment he does not appear to have been particularly active in the role. He also served as one of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty on the Board of Admiralty from 1751 and as a member of the Privy Council from 1758 until his death in 1761.

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Admiral Edward Boscawen, PC's Timeline

August 18, 1711
Malpas Road Estate, Tregothnan Road (NW-bound)
March 7, 1746
Age 34
May 28, 1747
Age 35
Falmouth, UK
May 6, 1758
Age 46
January 10, 1761
Age 49
Surrey, UK
Penkivel, Cornwall, England