FOWNES LUTTRELL, Henry (1790-1867), of Hanover Street, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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12 Mar. 1816 - Mar. 1822

Family and Education

b. 7 Feb. 1790, 2nd surv. s. of John Fownes Luttrell I*. of Dunster Castle, Som. by Mary, da. of Francis Drewe of the Grange, Devon; bro. of John Fownes Luttrell II*. educ. Eton 1805; Brasenose, Oxf. 1809-12; M. Temple 1813. unm. suc. bro. John 1857.

Offices Held

Commr. of board of audit 1822-49.


Luttrell succeeded to his father’s seat for Minehead on the family interest, with his elder brother John as colleague. Like him he opposed Catholic relief in 1816 and 1817. He likewise gave a silent support to administration, the only difference being that he was present to support the suspension of habeas corpus, 23 June 1817, the employment of informers against sedition, 5 Mar. 1818, and the ducal marriage grant, 15 Apr. 1818. This doubtless earned him a place on the ministerial dinner party list that year. Either he or his brother supported ministers on the critical divisions of 18 May and 10 June 1819. He vacated his seat with a place in 1822. He died 6 Oct. 1867, being succeeded by his nephew in the Dunster Castle estate of 15,000 acres, worth over £20,000 p.a.

Sir H. C. Maxwell Lyte, Hist. Dunster, i. 273.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne