DOWDESWELL, William (1682-1728), of Pull Court, Bushley, Worcs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1 Jan. 1712 - 1722

Family and Education

bap. 18 Aug. 1682, 1st s. of Richard Dowdeswell, M.P., of Pull Court by Elizabeth, da. of Sir Francis Winnington, M.P., of Stanford-on-Teme, Worcs., solicitor-gen. to Charles II. educ. Eton 1698; Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1700. m. (1) 13 Mar. 1712, Katharine (d. 1 Nov. 1716), da. of Charles Cokayne, 3rd Visct. Cullen [I], 1s. d.v.p. 1da.; (2) 5 Aug. 1719, Amy, da. of Anthony Hammond, M.P., of Somersham, Hunts., 4s. suc. fa. 1711.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Worcs. 1726-7.


The Dowdeswells, an old Worcestershire family, had been settled at Bushley, near Tewkesbury, on the Gloucestershire and Worcestershire border, since the 16th century and purchased Pull Court in 1628.1 William Dowdeswel