BOWYER, George (1739-99), of Bracknell, Berks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - 1790

Family and Education

b. 1739, 3rd s. of Sir William Bowyer, 3rd Bt., of Denham Place, Bucks. by Anne, da. of Sir John Stonhouse, 7th Bt., of Radley, Berks. m. (1) 11 Nov. 1768, Margaret (d. 18 Sept. 1778), da. of Rev. John Price of Barrington, Glos., wid. of Sir Jacob Downing, 4th Bt., s.p.; (2) 4 June 1782, Henrietta, da. and h. of Adm. Sir Piercy Brett, 3s. 2da. cr. Bt. 8 Sept. 1794. suc. bro. in the family baronetcy Apr. 1799.

Offices Held

Lt. R.N. 1758; cdr. 1761; capt. 1762; r.-adm. 1793; v.-adm. 1794; adm. 1799.


Bowyer was returned after a contest on the Admiralty interest for Queenborough, and was a supporter of Pitt. On 18 June 1784 he made his maiden speech in defence of the state of the navy. Nine other speeches are reported, all on naval affairs. On 18 Apr. 1785 he voted for Pitt’s motion on parliamentary reform.

He died 6 Dec. 1799.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke