PLEYDELL BOUVERIE, Hon. Duncombe (1780-1850).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1806 - 1807
20 Feb. 1828 - 1832
6 May 1833 - 1834

Family and Education

b. 28 June 1780, 2nd s. of Jacob Pleydell Bouverie, 2nd Earl of Radnor, by Hon. Anne Duncombe, da. of Anthony Duncombe, 1st Baron Feversham; bro. of  William Pleydell Bouverie Visct. Folkestone*. educ. Harrow 1790-3; Portsmouth naval acad. 1793-5. m. 27 Dec. 1809, Louisa, da. of Joseph May of Hale House, Hants, 1da.

Offices Held

Midshipman RN 1795, lt. 1799, cdr. 1801, capt. 1802; col. marines 1830-37; r.-adm. 1837; adm. supt. Portsmouth dockyard 1837-42; v.-adm. 1846.


Pleydell Bouverie was pursuing his naval career in command of the Medusa off South America when he was returned for Downton on the family interest, 1806-7. He made a reputation for himself by capturing enemy ships and served off the north coast of Spain in 1812-13. In June 1813 he left the Medusa and was not afloat again until 1828, when he was once more returned to Parliament in a family seat. He died 5 Nov. 1850.

Marshall, Naval Biog. iv. 550; O’Byrne, Naval Biog. i. 103.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne