LEVESON GOWER, John (1774-1816), of Bill Hill, nr. Wokingham, Berks.
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Family and Education
b. 25 June 1774, 1st s. of Hon. John Leveson Gower*, and bro. of Edward Leveson Gower*. educ. Harrow 1786-90. m. 27 Dec. 1796, Isabella Mary, da. of Philip Bowes Broke of Broke Hall, Suff., 2s. 3da. suc. fa. 1792.
Ensign, 1 Ft. 1791; lt. 19 Ft. 1792; capt. 9 Ft. 1793; lt.-col. 63 Ft. 1794, 2 Ft. Gds. 1797, 31 Ft. 1799, brevet col. and a.d.c. to the King 1800; col. 10 batt. reserve 1803; maj.-gen. 1805 (half-pay), lt.-gen. 1812.
Leveson Gower, after seeing service in the West Indies 1793-6, was returned for Truro on the interest of his mother’s brother George, 3rd Viscount Falmouth. In his one Parliament he supported ministers when present;1 no speech by him is known. He subsequently concentrated on his profession and was second in command to Gen. Whitelock in the unsuccessful expedition to Buenos Aires in 1807.2 He died 14 Sept. 1816.