William Dowdeswell (1804–1870)

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William Dowdeswell (October 1804 – 5 February 1870)[1] was a British Conservative Party politician from Gloucestershire

He was elected at the 1835 general election as one of the two Members of Parliament (MPs) for the borough of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire,[2] having contested the seat unsuccessfully in 1832.[2] He was re-elected in 1837 and 1841, and held the seat until he stood down at the 1847 general election.[1]

He lived at Pull Court, near Bushley.[3] His son William Edward Dowdeswell was an MP from 1865 to 1876.[3]


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 303. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  3. ^ a b Mair, Robert Henry (1870). Debrett's Illustrated House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1870. London: Dean & Son. p. 84. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Martin
Charles Hanbury-Tracy
Member of Parliament for Tewkesbury
With: Charles Hanbury-Tracy to 1837
John Martin from 1837
Succeeded by
Humphrey Brown
John Martin