LOWNDES, Richard (?1707-75), of Winslow, Bucks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1741 - 1774

Family and Education

b. ?1707, 1st s. of Robert Lowndes of Winslow by his w. Margaret; gd.-s. of William Lowndes. educ. Eton; Worcester, Oxf. 13 July 1724, aged 17. m. Essex, da. and coh. of Charles Shales, banker, of London, 1s. 2da. suc. fa. 1727.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Bucks, 1738.


Lowndes, who had inherited considerable estates in Buckinghamshire, stood unsuccessfully for the county in 1734. Returned for it unopposed in 1741 and 1747 as a Tory, he voted consistently against the Pelham Administration.

He died 6 Oct. 1775.

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Author: Eveline Cruickshanks