FOWNES LUTTRELL, Thomas (1763-1811), of Dunster Castle, Som.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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9 Mar. 1795 - 1796

Family and Education

b. 10 Feb. 1763, 5th surv. s. of Henry Fownes Luttrell of Dunster Castle, and bro. of John Fownes Luttrell I*. educ. Blundell’s sch. 1772-5. m. Oct. 1807, Catherine, da. of John Cave Browne of Stretton-en-le-Field, Leics., s.p.

Offices Held

Lt. 89 Ft. 1783; lt. 49 Ft. 1783, capt. 1787; lt.-col. Som. fencibles 1795-1801.


Luttrell was brought in by his brother John on a vacancy in the family borough. This was on his return from service in the West Indies, which had impaired his health. He made no mark in Parliament, where he was expected to support government. His brother failed to carry him in a contest in 1796. Subsequently, and not for the first time, his brother applied to Pitt for military promotion for him. In 1801 his health obliged him to ‘relinquish his military profession’. He became a commissioner of the lottery and on 26 June 1804 Pitt was requested by his brother to offer

PRO 30/8/153, ff. 236, 238; PRO, Dacres Adams mss 5/59; Sir H. C. Maxwell Lyte, Hist. Dunster, i. 463.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne