POWNEY, Peniston (?1699-1757), of Maidenhead, Berks.
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Family and Education
b. ?1699, 1st s. of John Powney, M.P., of Old Windsor, Berks. by Hannah da. of John Whitfield of Maidenhead. educ. poss. Eton c.1716; Queen’s, Oxf. 5 July 1716, aged 17; M. Temple 1712. m. 16 Oct. 1742, Penelope, da. and h. of Benjamin Portlock of Bedford, 1s. and other issue. suc. fa. bef. 1712.
Verderer of Windsor forest 1736- d.
Powney, a considerable landowner in Berkshire, was returned without a contest in 1754, and classed by Dupplin as a Tory. On 23 Apr. 1755 he spoke on the Tory side in the debate on the Oxfordshire election.1 He died 8 Mar. 1757.
Ref Volumes: 1754-1790
Author: A. N. Newman
- 1. Parlty. Hist. xv. 437-41.