HOWORTH, Henry (c.1746-83), of the Inner Temple.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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21 Dec. 1782 - 11 May 1783

Family and Education

b. c.1746, s. of Rev. Henry. Robert Howorth of Maesllwch, and gt.-nephew of Sir Humphrey Howorth.  educ. Westminster 1764; L. Inn 1764, called 1769. unm.

Offices Held

K.C. 1780; recorder Abingdon 1780.


Howorth voted for Shelburne’s peace preliminaries, 18 Feb. 1783, and was classed a few weeks later as a follower of his; possibly Howorth’s return for Abingdon, in place of John Mayor, was arranged by Administration. Only one speech by him is reported, in a debate on the vagrancy laws. An enthusiastic amateur yachtsman, he was drowned in a sailing accident, 11 May 1783. The Gentleman’s Magazine (1783, i. 453) described him as ‘one of the first Crown lawyers in practice’, and as having made 7,600 guineas during the previous year.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: I. R. Christie