Sir George Bowyer, 5th Baronet

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Admiral Sir George Bowyer, 5th and 1st Baronet (1740 – 6 December 1800) was a British naval officer and politician.

Bowyer was the third son of Sir William Bowyer, 4th Baronet and born in Denham, Buckinghamshire. He served as Member of Parliament for Queenborough from 1784 to 1790 and lived at Warfield Grove before inheriting Radley Hall (now part of Radley College) in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire).

After a long naval career, he was made a Commodore in 1781 and a Rear Admiral in 1793. In 1794, he was promoted to Vice Admiral and was made a baronet after receiving injuries that made it impossible for him to serve again. In 1799 he was promoted to Admiral and in April of that year inherited his father's baronetcy before dying in December 1800.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Charles Frederick
Sir Walter Rawlinson
Member of Parliament for Queenborough
17841790
With: John Clater Aldridge
Succeeded by
Gibbs Crawfurd
Richard Hopkins
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
William Bowyer
Baronet
(of Denham Court)
1799–1800
Succeeded by
George Bowyer
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
(new creation)
Baronet
(of Radley)
1794–1800
Succeeded by
George Bowyer