Sir John Fowell, 3rd Baronet
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Sir John Fowell, 3rd Baronet

Arms of Fowell: Argent, a chevron sable on a chief gules three mullets pierced of the first [1]

Sir John Fowell, 3rd Baronet (12 December 1665 – 26 November 1692) of Fowelscombe in the parish of Ugborough[2] in Devon, was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1689 to 1692.

Origins

Fowell was the son and heir of Sir John Fowell, 2nd Baronet (1623-1677), of Fowelscombe, by his wife Elizabeth Chichester (d.1678), a daughter of Sir John Chichester (1598-1669) of Hall[3] in the parish of Bishop's Tawton in Devon, Member of Parliament for Lostwithiel in Cornwall in 1624.

Career

He inherited the baronetcy on the death of his father in 1677.[4] In 1689 Fowell was elected Member of Parliament for Totnes in Devon, and sat until his death in 1692.[5] He was one of the 151 MPs who voted against making the Prince of Orange king, but in favour of declaring Princess Mary queen.[4]

Death & succession

Fowell died unmarried at the age of 26 when the baronetcy became extinct.[4] His heirs were his two surviving sisters, who until 1711 held the Fowell estates of Fowelscombe and Ludbrooke in co-parcenary:[6]

In 1711 a division of the estates took place, with Fowelscombe going to the Champernowne family, which held it until 1758,[10]

References

  1. ^ Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p.369
  2. ^ Risdon, Tristram (d.1640), Survey of Devon, 1811 edition, London, 1811, with 1810 Additions, p.179
  3. ^ Vivian, p.177, pedigree of Chichester
  4. ^ a b c John Burke, John Bernard Burke A genealogical and heraldic history of the extinct and dormant baronetcies
  5. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs - Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 2)
  6. ^ Risdon, Tristram (d.1640), Survey of Devon, 1811 edition, London, 1811, with 1810 Additions, p.385
  7. ^ Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p.370; p.588, pedigree of Parker
  8. ^ Vivian, p.370
  9. ^ Vivian, p.164, pedigree of Champernowne
  10. ^ Risdon, p.385

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