FELLOWES, Coulson (1696-1769), of Ramsey Abbey, Hunts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1741 - 1761

Family and Education

b. 12 Oct. 1696, 1st s. of William Fellowes of Eggesford, Devon by Mary, da. and h. of Joseph Martin of London. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1716; L. Inn 1714, called 1723; Grand Tour (France, Italy) c.1724. m. 20 Apr. 1725, Urania, da. of Francis Herbert, M.P., of Oakley Park, Salop, sis. of Henry Arthur Herbert, M.P., 1st Earl of Powis, 2s. 3da. suc. fa. 19 Jan. 1724.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Devon 1727-8.


Fellowes’s grandfather and great-grandfather were London merchants, and he himself a comparative newcomer in Huntingdonshire. In 1754 he was returned unopposed for the county, together with Sandwich’s candidate, Lord Carysfort. In Dupplin’s list Fellowes was classed as an Opposition Whig. What line he followed after the Bedfords had rejoined the Government at the end of 1755, is uncertain