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