FOWNES LUTTRELL, Francis (1756-1823).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1780 - Mar. 1783

Family and Education

b. 9 Feb. 1756, 5th s. of Henry Fownes Luttrell, and bro. of John Fownes Luttrell. educ. Eton 1770-2; Queen’s, Oxf. 1773; M. Temple 1770, called 1782. m. 21 Apr. 1788, Charlotte, da. of Francis Drewe, sis. of w. of his bro. John, 5s. 7da.

Offices Held

Commr. of taxes 1784-93, of customs 1793-1819; chairman, Bd. of Customs 1813-19.


Returned for Minehead with his elder brother, he voted with Government on Lowther’s motion, 12 Dec. 1781, but for peace with America, 27 Feb. 1782; and again with Government on the vote of no confidence, 15 Mar. On 18 Feb. 1783, he voted, together with his brother, for Shelburne’s peace preliminaries. In March he resigned his seat to Henry Beaufoy for £3,000.1

He died 24 Apr. 1823.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier


  • 1. Eng. Hist. Docs. xi. 243.