BOWLES, Phineas (1690-1749), of Beaulieu, Dublin.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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20 Feb. 1735 - 1741

Family and Education

bap. 24 Jan. 1690, 3rd s. of Phineas Bowles of St. Michael’s, Crooked Lane, London, and bro. of William Bowles. m. (settlement 7 and 8 June) 1724, Alethea Maria, da, and h. of Samuel Hill of Kilmainham, Dublin, 2s. 1da.

Offices Held

Capt. Inniskilling Fusiliers 1710, capt. and lt.-col.3 Ft. Gds. 1713; col. 12 Lancers in Ireland 1719; brig.-gen. 1735; maj.-gen. 1739; gov. Limerick 1739; col. 6 Drag. Gds. 1740-d.; lt.-gen. 1745; gov. Londonderry 1745-d.


After serving in Spain in the war of the Spanish succession, Bowles succeeded his cousin and namesake as colonel of the 12th Lancers, a newly-formed regiment stationed in Ireland, where he spent most of the rest of his life. At a by-election in 1735 he was brought in for Bewdley by his brother, voting with the Administration, but he did not stand again. He died in Dublin 22 Oct. 1749, leaving a fortune of over £200,000.1

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman


  • 1. W. H. Bowles, Recs. Bowles Fam. 72-74.