POWLETT, William (c.1693-1757), of Easton, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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13 May 1729 - 1734
1741 - 1747
1754 - 28 Feb. 1757

Family and Education

b. c.1693, 1st s. of Lord William Powlett (s. of Charles, 1st Duke of Bolton) by his 1st w. Louisa, da. of Mq. of Mompouillon in Holland.  educ. Wadham, Oxf. 1710.  m. 10 Feb. 1721, Lady Annabella Bennet, da. of Charles, 1st Earl of Tankerville, 1s. 1da.  suc. fa. 1729.

Offices Held


Powlett was returned unopposed for Whitchurch on Lord Portsmouth’s interest, and was classed as ‘doubtful’ in Dupplin’s list of 1754.  He died 28 Feb. 1757.

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Author: A. N. Newman