POWNEY, Peniston (?1699-1757), of Maidenhead, Berks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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5 Dec. 1739 - 8 Mar. 1757

Family and Education

b. ?1699, 1st s. of John Powney, M.P., of Old Windsor, Berks. by Hannah da. of John Whitfield of Maidenhead.  educ. poss. Eton c.1716; Queen’s, Oxf. 5 July 1716, aged 17; M. Temple 1712.  m. 16 Oct. 1742, Penelope, da. and h. of Benjamin Portlock of Bedford, 1s. and other issue.  suc. fa. bef. 1712.

Offices Held

Verderer of Windsor forest 1736- d.


Powney, a considerable landowner in Berkshire, was returned without a contest in 1754, and classed by Dupplin as a Tory. On 23 Apr. 1755 he spoke on the Tory side in the debate on the Oxfordshire election.1  He died 8 Mar. 1757.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: A. N. Newman


  • 1. Parlty. Hist. xv. 437-41.