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Sir George Bowyer, 6th Baronet

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Sir George Bowyer, 6th Baronet and 2nd Baronet (3 March 1783 – 1 July 1860)[1] was a British Whig politician.

He was the son of Admiral Sir George Bowyer, 5th Baronet and his second wife Henrietta Brett, daughter of Admiral Sir Piercy Brett[2], and was born at Radley Hall in Berkshire.[3] In 1799, he succeeded his father as baronet.[1] Bowyer was educated at Christ Church College, Oxford, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1804 and a Master of Arts in 1807.[3]

Bowyer was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Malmesbury from 1807 to 1810[4] and then for Abingdon from 1811 to 1818.[5] In 1815, financial difficulties forced him to sell the contents of Radley Hall.[6] As a consequence, he moved with his family to Italy and finally converted to Roman Catholic in 1850.[6]

On 19 November 1808, he married Anne Hammond Douglas, oldest daughter of Captain Sir Andrew Snape Douglas.[7] They had three sons and a daughter.[8] Bowyer died at Dresden in Germany, but was buried at Radley.[3] He was succeeded in both baronetcies successively by his sons George and William.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 29 March 2009. 
  2. Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. I (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. pp. 134–135. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "ThePeerage - Sir George Bowyer, 2nd/6th Bt". Retrieved 27 January 2009. 
  4. "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Malmesbury". Retrieved 29 March 2009. 
  5. "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Abingdon". Retrieved 29 March 2009. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Radley History Club, Official Website - History". Retrieved 29 March 2009. 
  7. Debrett, John (1824). Debrett's Baronetage of England. vol. I (fifth ed.). London: G. Woodfall. pp. 221. 
  8. Dod, Charles Roger Phipps (1848). The Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Whitaker and Co.. pp. 101–102. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Ladbroke
Nicholas Ridley-Colborne
Member of Parliament for Malmesbury
1807 – 1810
With: Philip Gell
Succeeded by
Abel Smith
Philip Gell
Preceded by
Henry Bowyer
Member of Parliament for Abingdon
1811 – 1818
Succeeded by
John Maberly
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
George Bowyer
(of Denham)
1799 – 1860
Succeeded by
George Bowyer
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
George Bowyer
(of Radley)
1799 – 1860
Succeeded by
George Bowyer

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