HOWELL, David (?1751-1804), of Lanbaren, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - 1796

Family and Education

b. ?1751, 2nd s. of Rev. Joshua Howell, rector of Lanreath, Cornw., by Dunetta, da. and h. of David Haweis of Treworgey, Cornw.  m. Eliza Parsons, 1s. 1da.

Offices Held

Cornet 16 Lt. Drag. 1774, lt. 1777, capt. 1781-9; capt. 36 Ft. 1790; capt. 10 Ft. 1791; disappears from army list 1792.


In 1784 Howell successfully contested Mitchell on the interest of Sir Francis Basset. In Parliament he regularly voted against Pitt’s Administration. There is no record of his having spoken before 1790.

He died in 1804.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond