FELLOWES, William (?1726-1804), of Ramsey Abbey, Hunts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1768 - 1774
11 Aug. 1784 - 1796

Family and Education

b. ?1726, 1st s. of Coulson Fellowes of Eggesford, Devon and Ramsey Abbey by Urania, da. of Francis Herbert of Oakly Park, Salop. educ. Dalston; St. John’s, Camb. 26 June 1744, aged 17. m. 11 May 1768, Lavinia, da. and coh. of James Smyth of St. Audries, Som., 3s. 2da. suc. fa. 1769.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Hunts. and Cambs. 1779-80.


Fellowes remained Member for Andover on the interest of his brother-in-law, the 2nd Earl of Portsmouth, in his last Parliament. As before, he was a silent supporter of Pitt’s administration. In April 1791 he was listed hostile to the repeal of the Test Act in Scotland. He retired in 1796, when his son William Henry entered Parliament for Huntingdon borough. Fellowes died 4 Feb. 1804.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: Brian Murphy