- Richard B. Sheridan
Edwards, Bryan (1743–1800), planter and politician, was born at Westbury, Wiltshire, on 21 May 1743, the eldest son of Bryan Edwards and his wife, Elizabeth Bayly. His father inherited a small estate of about £100 per annum which proved to be a scanty income for his large family. He undertook to augment his income by dealing in corn and malt, but with little success. He died in 1756, leaving his widow, ...