Henry Fownes Luttrell (died 1780)

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Henry Fownes Luttrell (born Henry Fownes; c. undefined 1722 – 30 October 1780), of Dunster Castle, Somerset, was High Sheriff of Somerset from 1754 to 1755, and a Member of Parliament for the borough of Minehead from 1768 to 1774.wikipedia
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Margaret Fownes-Luttrell

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In 1747, he married Margaret Luttrell, the heiress of Dunster Castle and added his wife's name to his own to comply with her late father's will.
Margaret Fownes-Luttrell (7 February 1726 – 13 August 1766) was an English artist and wife of Henry Fownes Luttrell.

Dunster

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In accordance with the era's laws concerning the property rights of married women, on his marriage he became the legal owner of his wife's property, including not only Dunster Castle, but also the lordships of the manors of Dunster, Heathfield, and Kilton amongst others.
Major alterations to the castle were undertaken by Henry Fownes Luttrell who had acquired it through marriage to Margaret Fownes-Luttrell in 1747.

John Fownes Luttrell (1752–1816)

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He was returned again in 1774 alongside his eldest son, John; the Prime Minister was disgruntled that he had not returned his own favoured candidate and Fownes Luttrell resigned on the condition that the Government's candidate would not interfere in the future without his permission.
Fownes Luttrell was the oldest son of Henry Fownes Luttrell I (formerly Henry Fownes, c.

Thomas Fones

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The first of his ancestors to settle in Devon was Thomas Fones (died 1638) of Plymouth in Devon, a merchant who served as Mayor of Plymouth in 1619, whose ancestors were from Bromsgrove in Worcestershire and in 1539 had acquired Dodford Priory shortly after the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
In 1746 his great-great-great-grandson Henry Fownes Luttrell (c.1722-1780), High Sheriff of Somerset from 1754 to 1755, and a Member of Parliament for Minehead from 1768 to 1774, married the heiress Margaret Luttrell, and inherited Dunster Castle in Somerset with the extensive Lutterell estates and added his wife's name to his own to comply with the terms of her father's will.

Dunster Castle

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undefined 1722 – 30 October 1780), of Dunster Castle, Somerset, was High Sheriff of Somerset from 1754 to 1755, and a Member of Parliament for the borough of Minehead from 1768 to 1774.
Henry Fownes Luttrell, who married Margaret, Alexander's daughter, and took the Luttrell name, moved to Dunster in 1747.

Minehead (UK Parliament constituency)

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undefined 1722 – 30 October 1780), of Dunster Castle, Somerset, was High Sheriff of Somerset from 1754 to 1755, and a Member of Parliament for the borough of Minehead from 1768 to 1774.

John Fownes (junior)

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Fownes was the son of John Fownes of Nethway and Kittery Court, near Dartmouth, and led the life of a country squire.
His son, Henry, born 1722, married Margaret Luttrell the daughter and heir of Alexander Luttrell.

Francis Fownes Luttrell

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Fownes Luttrell was born on 9 February 1756, the third son of Henry Fownes Luttrell (né Fownes) and his wife, Margaret, the daughter and heiress of Alexander Luttrell of Dunster Castle.

Thomas Fownes Luttrell

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Fownes Luttrell was the fifth surviving son of Henry Fownes Luttrell I (formerly Henry Fownes, c.

Thomas Pownall

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He was returned again in 1774 alongside his eldest son, John; the Prime Minister was disgruntled that he had not returned his own favoured candidate and Fownes Luttrell resigned on the condition that the Government's candidate would not interfere in the future without his permission.

John Fownes

His grandfather was John Fownes (1661-1731) of Kittery Court in the parish of Kingswear and of Nethway in the parish of Brixham, both in Devon, a Member of Parliament for Dartmouth, Devon, in 1713-14.
His son was Henry Fownes Luttrell (c.1722-1780), of Dunster Castle, Somerset, High Sheriff of Somerset from 1754 to 1755, and a Member of Parliament for Minehead from 1768 to 1774, who married Margaret Luttrell, the heiress of Dunster Castle and added his wife's name to his own to comply with her father's will.

Alexander Luttrell (1705–1737)

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Margaret Luttrell was Luttrell's heiress and, when she married Henry Fownes, he inherited her estates and adopted the surname and arms of Luttrell as required by his father-in-law's will.

Richard Phelps (artist)

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Phelps was also a landscape designer, who was hired by Henry Fownes Luttrell to update the grounds of Dunster Castle.

High Sheriff of Somerset

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undefined 1722 – 30 October 1780), of Dunster Castle, Somerset, was High Sheriff of Somerset from 1754 to 1755, and a Member of Parliament for the borough of Minehead from 1768 to 1774.

Member of parliament

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undefined 1722 – 30 October 1780), of Dunster Castle, Somerset, was High Sheriff of Somerset from 1754 to 1755, and a Member of Parliament for the borough of Minehead from 1768 to 1774. His grandfather was John Fownes (1661-1731) of Kittery Court in the parish of Kingswear and of Nethway in the parish of Brixham, both in Devon, a Member of Parliament for Dartmouth, Devon, in 1713-14. Henry Fownes was born about 1722 or 1723, the eldest son of John Fownes (died 1733) of Kittery Court, Kingswear, Devon, a Member of Parliament for Dartmouth, by his wife Anne Maddock, a daughter of Samuel Maddock of Tamerton Foliot.

Squire

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Fownes was the son of John Fownes of Nethway and Kittery Court, near Dartmouth, and led the life of a country squire.

Oake

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In accordance with the era's laws concerning the property rights of married women, on his marriage he became the legal owner of his wife's property, including not only Dunster Castle, but also the lordships of the manors of Dunster, Heathfield, and Kilton amongst others.

Stringston

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In accordance with the era's laws concerning the property rights of married women, on his marriage he became the legal owner of his wife's property, including not only Dunster Castle, but also the lordships of the manors of Dunster, Heathfield, and Kilton amongst others.

Conygar Tower

The newly named Fownes Luttrell altered the castle considerably, remodelling its interior and park and building the Conygar Tower, a folly in the grounds.

Folly

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The newly named Fownes Luttrell altered the castle considerably, remodelling its interior and park and building the Conygar Tower, a folly in the grounds.

Rotten and pocket boroughs

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Later, a compromise with a rival landowner placed one of the borough's two parliamentary seats in his pocket.

Reform Act 1832

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Thenceforth until abolition by the Reform Act of 1832 the borough's parliamentary seats were effectively controlled by his family.

Kingswear

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His grandfather was John Fownes (1661-1731) of Kittery Court in the parish of Kingswear and of Nethway in the parish of Brixham, both in Devon, a Member of Parliament for Dartmouth, Devon, in 1713-14. Henry Fownes was born about 1722 or 1723, the eldest son of John Fownes (died 1733) of Kittery Court, Kingswear, Devon, a Member of Parliament for Dartmouth, by his wife Anne Maddock, a daughter of Samuel Maddock of Tamerton Foliot.

Dartmouth (UK Parliament constituency)

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His grandfather was John Fownes (1661-1731) of Kittery Court in the parish of Kingswear and of Nethway in the parish of Brixham, both in Devon, a Member of Parliament for Dartmouth, Devon, in 1713-14. Henry Fownes was born about 1722 or 1723, the eldest son of John Fownes (died 1733) of Kittery Court, Kingswear, Devon, a Member of Parliament for Dartmouth, by his wife Anne Maddock, a daughter of Samuel Maddock of Tamerton Foliot.

Tamerton Foliot

Henry Fownes was born about 1722 or 1723, the eldest son of John Fownes (died 1733) of Kittery Court, Kingswear, Devon, a Member of Parliament for Dartmouth, by his wife Anne Maddock, a daughter of Samuel Maddock of Tamerton Foliot.