William Bowyer (MP)

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William Bowyer married Hester Skeffington (pictured), daughter of William Skeffington.

Sir William Bowyer (c. 1588 – 1641) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1614 and 1641.

Bowyer was the son of Sir John Bowyer of Knipersley Staffordshire.[1] He became wealthy from coal and iron mines at Biddulph and Tunstall.[2]

Bowyer was elected Member of Parliament for Staffordshire in 1614 and was re-elected for the seat in 1621, 1624 and 1626. In April 1640, he was re-elected MP for Staffordshire in the Short Parliament. He was re-elected in November 1640 for the Long Parliament but died at the beginning of 1641.[3]

Bowyer married Hester Skeffington, daughter of Sir William Skeffington of Fisherwick, Staffordshire. Their son John became an MP and baronet.[4]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Edward Littleton
Robert Stamford
Member of Parliament for Staffordshire
1614–1626
With: Sir Edward Littleton 1614–1620
Thomas Crompton 1621–1622
Sir Edward Littleton 1624
Simon Weston 1626
Succeeded by
Sir Hervey Bagot, 1st Baronet
Sir Thomas Crompton
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Staffordshire
1640–1641
With: Sir Edward Littleton, 1st Baronet
Succeeded by
Sir Hervey Bagot, 1st Baronet
Sir Edward Littleton, 1st Baronet