FOWLER, Richard (1681-1731), of Harnage Grange, Salop.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1715 - 1722

Family and Education

b. 1681, 1st s. of Sir William Fowler, 1st Bt., by Mary, da. of Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Bt., of Combermere, Cheshire. m. 19 Sept. 1706, Sarah, da. of William Sloane of Portsmouth, niece of Sir Hans Sloane, 1st Bt., 3s. 1da. suc. fa. as 2nd Bt. Aug. 1717.

Offices Held

Commr. for stating army debts 1720-2.


Fowler, whose family had been seated at Harnage since the 16th century, was returned as a Whig for Radnorshire, wresting the seat from the Harleys. In Parliament he voted regularly with the Government and was put down in 1719 as ‘Coningsby’. Defeated in 1722 by another Whig, Sir Humphrey Howorth, he did not stand again. He died in 1731.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick