POWLETT, Lord Nassau (1698-1741).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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22 June 1720 - 1727
1727 - 1734
5 May - 24 Aug. 1741

Family and Education

b. 23 June 1698, 3rd s. of Charles Powlett, M.P., 2nd Duke of Bolton, but 1st by his 3rd w. Henrietta Crofts, nat. da. of James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth; half-bro. of Charles Powlett, Mq. of Winchester, and Lord Harry Powlett. m. Dec. 1731, Lady Isabella Tufton, da. and coh. of Thomas Tufton, M.P., 6th Earl of Thanet, who subsequently m. Sir Francis Blake Delaval, 3s. 2da. K.B. 27 May 1725.

Offices Held

Cornet 12 Drags. 1715; capt. 6 Drag. Gds. 1718, R. Horse Gds. 1721; auditor gen. of revenue [I] 1723-d.; mayor, Lymington 1723, 1730.


Returned for Hampshire on the elevation to the peerage of John Wallop, Powlett voted with the Administration till 1733, when he followed his brother, Charles Powlett, 3rd Duke of Bolton, into opposition, voting against the excise bill. He did not stand in 1734, but regained his seat in 1741, dying that year, 24 Aug.

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