LEWEN, George (d.1743), of Ewell, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1727 - 1734

Family and Education

1st s. of George Lewen of Poole, Dorset, merchant, by his w. Catharine. m. (1) Susan, da. of John Godschall, Turkey merchant, sis. of Sir Robert Godschall, 1da.; (2) Nov. 1732, Elizabeth, da. of Thomas Shatterden, afterwards Drax, sis. of Henry Drax, s.p. suc fa. 1718; to Ewell estates of his uncle, Sir William Lewen 1722.1

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Lewen, according to the petition against him, ‘by most notorious bribery’, menaces and promises, ‘procured himself to be returned’ head of the poll at Wallingford, ‘although he was altogether a stranger to the electors till a very few days before the election’.2 As a Tory he voted consistently against the Administration. He lost his seat in 1734, lodging a petition which he subsequently withdrew. He died 1 Apr. 1743.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Hutchins, Dorset, iii. 246; Manning & Bray, Surr. i. 470.
  • 2. CJ, xxi. 50.