Sir John Eden, 2nd Baronet

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John Eden

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: West Auckland, County Durham, UK
Death: May 2, 1728 (51)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Robert Eden, 1st Baronet and Margaret Eden
Husband of Catherine Shafto
Father of Sir Robert Eden, 3rd Baronet
Brother of Elizabeth Whitfield

Managed by: Margaret Eden
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About Sir John Eden, 2nd Baronet

Family and Education b. c.1678, 1st s. of Sir Robert Eden, 1st Bt., M.P. of West Auckland by Margaret, da. and h. of John Lambton of Durham. educ. Queen’s, Oxf. 1695. m. 31 Jan. 1715, Catherine, da. of Mark Shafto of Whitworth, co. Dur., sis. of Robert and John Shafto, 1s. suc. fa. as 2nd Bt. May 1720.

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Biography Eden and his father represented Durham county from 1702 to 1727. Succeeding his father as a Tory in 1713, he voted against the Government in every recorded division of the 1715 Parliament. His name was sent to the Pretender in 1721 as a probable supporter in the event of a rising.1 He owed his re-election in 1722 to a split among the Whigs,2 who sank their differences in 1727, when he either withdrew or did not stand. He died 2 May 1728.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754 Author: Romney R. Sedgwick Notes 1. Stuart mss 65/16. 2. E. Hughes, N. Country Life in 18th Cent. 280 n. 1

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Sir John Eden, 2nd Baronet's Timeline

West Auckland, County Durham, UK
November 15, 1717
Age 40
May 2, 1728
Age 51