POWLETT, George (1722-1800), of Amport, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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24 Dec. 1765 - 1774

Family and Education

b. 7 June 1722, o. surv. s. of Norton Powlett, M.P., of Amport, by Jane, da. of Sir Charles Morley of Droxford, Hants; gt.-gd.-s. of William, 4th Mq. of Winchester.  m. 7 Jan. 1762, Martha, da. and h. of Thomas Ingoldsby of Waldridge, Bucks., 2s. 1da.  suc. fa. 1741; and Harry, 6th Duke of Bolton, his 3rd cos. once removed, as 12th Mq. of Winchester 25 Dec. 1794.

Offices Held

Groom porter 1767-82.


Powlett sat for Winchester on the interest of his kinsman, Harry, 6th Duke of Bolton, and followed him in politics. He supported Chatham’s Administration, and, although in office, followed Bolton into opposition in 1770 (yet retaining his place), and voted against the court on the Middlesex election, 25 Jan. 1770, and the Spanish convention, 13 Feb. 1771. By 1772 he was back with the court, and remained with them until he left Parliament. In 1774 Bolton surrendered Winchester to the Duke of Chandos, and Powlett was a candidate for Hampshire but withdrew before the poll.

He died 22 Apr. 1800.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke