POWLETT, Lord Harry (1691-1759), of Edington, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1715 - 1722
1722 - 26 Aug. 1754

Family and Education

b. 24 July 1691, 2nd s. of Charles, 2nd Duke of Bolton, by his 2nd w. Frances, da. of William Ramsden of Byram, Yorks.  m. Catherine, da. of Charles Parry of Oakfield, Berks., 2s. 2da. His da. Henrietta m. Robert Colebrooke and his da. Catherine m. (1) William Ashe, M.P., (2) Adam Drummond.  suc. bro. Charles as 4th Duke of Bolton 26 Aug. 1754.

Offices Held

Aide-de-camp to Lord Galway in Portugal 1710; ld. of Admiralty 1733-42; lt. Tower of London 1742-54; ld. lt. Glam. 1754-5; ld. lt. Hants 1754-8; P.C. 9 Jan. 1755.


Powlett sat for Hampshire on his family interest and was classed by Dupplin as a supporter of Administration.

He died 9 Oct. 1759.

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Author: Sir Lewis Namier