BOUVERIE, Hon. William (1725-76), of Longford Castle, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1747 - 17 Feb. 1761

Family and Education

b. 26 Feb. 1725, 1st s. of Sir Jacob Bouverie, 3rd Bt., 1st Visct. Folkestone. educ. Winchester 1733-42; Univ. Coll. Oxf. 1743. m. (1) 18 Jan. 1748, Harriet (d. 29 May 1750), da. and h. of Sir Mark Stewart Pleydell, 1st Bt., of Coleshill, Berks., 1s.; (2) 5 Sept. 1751, Rebecca (d. 4 May 1764), da. of John Alleyne of Barbados, 4s. 2da.; (3) 22 July 1765, Anne, da. of Sir Thomas Hales, 3rd Bt., wid. of Anthony Duncombe, 1st Lord Feversham, 2da. suc. fa. as 2nd Visct. 17 Feb. 1761; cr. Earl of Radnor 31 Oct. 1765.

Offices Held

Recorder, Salisbury 1761-d.


Bouverie succeeded his father as Member for Salisbury in 1747, classed as a government supporter. The 2nd Lord Egmont wrote in his electoral survey c. 1749-50 that he expected Bouverie might be gained as his father ‘seems to affect to act in contradiction to the ministry, to shew he thinks himself not obliged to them for his title’.

He died 28 Jan. 1776.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea