FOWNES LUTTRELL, Henry (1790-1867), of Hanover Street, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1820-1832, ed. D.R. Fisher, 2009
Available from Cambridge University Press



12 Mar. 1816 - 2 Apr. 1822

Family and Education

b. 7 Feb. 1790, 2nd surv. s. of John Fownes Luttrell† (d. 1816) of Dunster Castle, Som. and Mary, da. of Francis Drewe of The Grange, Devon; bro. of John Fownes Luttrell*. educ. Eton 1805; Brasenose, Oxf. 1809; M. Temple 1813. unm. suc. bro. John 1857. d. 6 Oct. 1867.

Offices Held

Commr. bd. of audit 1822-49.


Elected for the family borough of Minehead in succession to his father in 1816, Fownes Luttrell was again returned unopposed with his brother John in 1820. His political principles were expressed in a nomination speech on behalf of the Tory candidate for Somerset, Sir Thomas Lethbridge, whom he praised for his ‘strong attachment to our invaluable constitution in church and state’.1 He is not known to have spoken in debate during his Commons career. It was probably he who divided with the Liverpool ministry against economies in revenue collection, 4 July 1820. He voted in defence of their conduct towards Queen Caroline, 6 Feb., and against the disfranchisement of civil officers of the ordnance, 12 Apr., and parliamentary reform, 9 May 1821. As previously, he voted against Catholic relief, 28 Feb. 1821. Although he divided with government against more extensive tax reductions, 21 Feb., and abolition of one of the joint-postmasterships, 13 Mar., he voted for reduction of the salt duties, 28 Feb., and of the junior lords of the admiralty, 1 Mar. 1822. He vacated his seat in April 1822 after accepting a place worth £1,200 per annum. In 1857 he succeeded to the family’s Dunster estate, one of the four largest in Somerset.2 He died in October 1867 and was succeeded by his nephew, George Fownes Luttrell (1826-1910). His effects were sworn under £70,000, 30 Nov. 1867.

Ref Volumes: 1820-1832

Author: Terry Jenkins


  • 1. Taunton Courier, 15, 22 Mar. 1820.
  • 2. H. Maxwell Lyte, Hist. Dunster, i. 273-4.