LUTTRELL, Francis (1659-90), of Dunster Castle, Som.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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1679 - Mar. 1681
1685 - 1687
1689 - 25 July 1690

Family and Education

bap. 16 June 1659, 2nd s. of Francis Luttrell† of Dunster Castle, and bro. of Alexander Luttrell*.  educ. Christ Church, Oxf. 1676.  m. 15 July 1680, Mary, da. and h. of John Tregonwell of Milton Abbas, Dorset, 1s. 3da.  suc. bro. 1670.1

Offices Held

V.-adm. Som. Jan. 1685–?d.; commr. rebels’ estates 1686.2

Col. 19 Ft. Nov. 1688–d.


In the aftermath of the Revolution, Luttrell, a Tory who had wearied of James II’s regime, served in Ireland. According to one report he was acting as governor of the Dublin garrison in October 1689 with four regiments under his command. In 1690 he was returned for the family borough of Minehead, which he had represented uninterruptedly since 1679, and in two lists was classed by Lord Carmarthen (Sir Thomas Osborne†) as a Court supporter. He died on 25 July 1690 at Plymouth, where he was waiting with his regiment to return to Ireland, leaving estates encumbered with debts of some £26,000, as well as several legacies.3

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. H. C. Maxwell Lyte, Hist. Dunster, 204–5, 215.
  • 2. CSP Dom. 1685, p. 165; Cal. Treas. Bks. viii. 545.
  • 3. CSP Dom. 1689–90, p. 305; 1690–1, p. 115; Maxwell Lyte, 216, 218, 220.