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Edward Horsman


Scottish politician. Attended Trinity College, Cambridge, from 1823. Admitted advocate of the Scottish bar, 1832. Commissioner of inquiry into the Church of Scotland. MP for Cockermouth, 1836–52; for Stroud, 1853–68; for Liskeard, 1869–76. Chief secretary for Ireland, 1855–7.


Alum. Cantab.



Alum. Cantab.: Alumni Cantabrigienses. A biographical list of all known students, graduates and holders of office at the University of Cambridge, from the earliest times to 1900. Compiled by John Venn and J. A. Venn. 10 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1922–54.

ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.