Edgecombe, Edward Robert Pearce, Sir (1851 -1929)

Sir Edward Robert Pearce Edgcumbe, of Reperry Manor in Cornwall, was the only son of Edward Pearce, of Somerleigh Court in Dorset and of Reperry Manor, and Clara Jane, daughter of the Rev. John Nicholas Palmer of Great Torrington. Educated at King's College, Cambridge, where he was admitted 15 October 1870, was a prizeman, and took his B.A. in 1874, his LL.M. in 1877, and his LL.D. in 1883, he entered Lincoln's Inn 14 November 1873, was called to the bar 25 April 1877, became Official Examiner of the High Court of Justice 1884 1885. He was made a Knight Bachelor in 1895, High Sheriff of Cornwall in 1896, a Justice of the Peace for Dorset and Cornwall, and Deputy Lieutenant for Dorset. He married twice, firstly, 9 August 1884, Clara Jane Constance, youngest daughter of John Charles Conybeare of St Leonard's Grange, Fryerning in Essex. She died in 1888, and he married secondly, 6 August 1891, Frances, younger daughter of Admiral Fitzgerald Charles Foley, of Packham, Fordingbridge, Hampshire. He assumed the additional name and arms of Edgcumbe in 1895 to mark his descent from Edgcumbe of Lamerton. A few books from his library were sold at auction in London by Sotheby's in mixed sales on 21 March 1912, 5 July 1928 and 1 April 1930

Seat / Residence(s): Reperry Manor, Cornwall, Somerleigh Court, Dorset
Library Auction Details: Sotheby's (21 March 1912), (5 July 1928), (1 April 1930)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Edgecombe, Edward Robert Pearce, Sir (1851 - 1929) (Stamp 1) Heraldic Charges: bend cotised, on a, Heraldic Charges: boars heads (3)
Edgecombe, Edward Robert Pearce, Sir (1851 - 1929) (Stamp 2) Crest: A boar statant in front of an oak tree
Heraldic Charges: boar, Heraldic Charges: tree (oak)
Edgecombe, Edward Robert Pearce, Sir (1851 - 1929) (Stamp 3) Crest: A boar statant in front of an oak tree
Heraldic Charges: boar, Heraldic Charges: tree (oak)
Edgecombe, Edward Robert Pearce, Sir (1851 - 1929) (Stamp 4) Crest: A boar statant in front of an oak tree
Heraldic Charges: boar, Heraldic Charges: tree (oak)