LEVESON GOWER, Hon. William (c.1696-1756).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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29 Dec. 1720 - 13 Dec. 1756

Family and Education

b. c.1696, 2nd s. of John, 1st Baron Gower and bro. of Hon. Baptist Leveson Gower.  m. 26 May 1730, Anne, da. of Sir Thomas Grosvenor, 3rd Bt., M.P., of Eaton Hall, Cheshire, 1da.

Offices Held


William Leveson Gower was classed in Dupplin’s list of 1754 as a member of the Bedford group, then in opposition. In May 1756 he had ‘a stroke of palsy ... in the House of Commons’,1 and died 13 Dec.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke


  • 1. Theo. Lindsey to Lord Huntingdon, 25 May 1756, HMC Hastings, iii. 117.