POWLETT, Charles Armand (c.1694-1751), of Leadwell, Oxon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Constituency

Dates

25 Apr. 1729 - 1734
3 Apr. 1740 - 14 Nov. 1751

Family and Education

b. c.1694, 2nd s. of Lord William Powlett by his 1st w. and bro. of William Powlett. m. 12 June 1738, Elizabeth, da. of Thomas Lewis of Stamford, Notts., wid. of Richard Dashwood of Leadwell, Oxon. K.B. 26 June 1749.

Offices Held

Ensign 1 Ft. 1710; capt. 27 Ft. 1715; maj. 29 Ft. 1717; a.-d.-c. to Charles, 2nd Duke of Bolton, when ld. lt. [I] 1717-18; lt.-col. 10 Drags. 1720; lt.-col. 1 tp. Horse Gren. Gds. 1733; dep. gov. I.o.W. 1733-d.; col. 9 Marines 1740-7; brig.-gen. 1745; maj.-gen. 1747; col. 13 Drags. 1751.

Mayor, Lymington 1731.

Biography

Defeated at Newtown in 1727, but returned for it on petition in 1729, Powlett consistently voted with the Government. He did not follow his cousin, Charles Powlett, 3rd Duke of Bolton, into opposition in 173