Henry William-Powlett, 3rd Baron Bayning

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Henry William-Powlett, 3rd Baron Bayning (8 June 1797 – 5 August 1866), styled The Honourable until 1823, was a British peer and clergyman.


Born Henry Townshend in London, he was the second son of Charles Townshend, 1st Baron Bayning, son of William Townshend and his wife Henrietta Powlett.[1] His mother was Annabella Smith-Powlett, daughter of Reverend Richard Smith and Annabella Powlett. He was educated at Eton College and when then to St John's College, Cambridge, graduating with a Master of Arts in 1818.[2]


He was appointed rector of Brome, Suffolk in 1821. Two years later, he succeeded his elder brother Charles in the barony and assumed by Royal licence the surname of his maternal grandfather William Powlett in lieu of Townshend. He was nominated rural dean of the diocese Norwich in 1844 and three years thereafter resigned the rectory.[1] Powlett was reappointed to his former post in Honingham in the county of Norfolk in 1851, becoming also vicar of East Tudenham.[1] He lived at Honingham Hall in Norfolk.[3]


Powlett married Emma, only daughter of William Henry Fellowes, in 1842. Their only son, the Hon. Charles William Powlett, predeceased his parents in 1864, unmarried and aged only 19. Powlett died two years later, in August 1866, aged 69. Upon his death the barony became extinct. His wife survived Powlett until 1887.

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  1. ^ a b c Dod, Robert P. (1860). The Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Whitaker and Co. p. 109. 
  2. ^ "Townshend (post William=Powlett), The Hon. Henry (TWNT816H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ "Honingham: A Brief History of the Village". Archived from the original on 9 August 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 


Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles Frederick Powlett
Baron Bayning
1823 – 1866