ORDE POWLETT, Hon. William Powlett (1782-1850), of Hackwood Park, Hants.
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Family and Education
b. 31. Oct. 1782, 1st s. of Thomas Orde*, 1st Baron Bolton. educ. Eton 1796-9; ?King’s, Camb.1 m. 8 May 1810, Hon. Maria Carleton, da. of Guy, 1st Baron Dorchester, s.p. suc. fa. as 2nd Baron Bolton 30 July 1807, having with him taken the additional name of Powlett.
Capt. N. Hants cav., res. 1807.
Orde Powlett succeeded to his father’s peerage within months of his election for Yarmouth on the interest of Sir Henry Worsley Holmes, who expected to take a giant’s share of the Isle of Wight patronage on Lord Bolton’s death.2 He left no mark in the House, where he would have been expected to support the Portland ministry. He was, in any case, a shy, if not an eccentric, man.3 He died 13 July 1850.