ROWNEY, Thomas (?1693-1759), of Dean Farm, Oxon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1722 - 27 Oct. 1759

Family and Education

b. ?1693, s. of Thomas Rowney, M.P.  educ. poss. Eton 1706-7; St. John’s, Oxf. 5 July 1709, aged 16.  m. 10 Mar. 1756, Miss Trollope.

Offices Held

High steward, Oxford 1743- d.


Thomas Rowney’s father represented Oxford 1695-1722; father and son between them held one seat for 64 years without interruption. In 1754 Rowney was returned without opposition, and was classed in Dupplin’s list as a Tory. There is no record of his speaking or voting in this Parliament.  He died 27 Oct. 1759.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier