William Plowden (Conservative politician)
In 1847 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, his candidature certificate saying thet he was "an active promoter of the Trigonometrical Surveys of India, and other scientific operations carried on by the East India Company; and generally attached to science and anxious to promote its progress.
In 1847 he was elected as Member of Parliament for Newport, Isle of Wight but only held the seat for one term.
He was married twice - firstly in 1818 to Katherine Harding, daughter of William Harding of Baraset. After her death in 1827 he was married again in 1830 to Jane Annette Campbell, daughter of Edward Campbell. Their son William Chichele Plowden was an administrator in India and also a Member of Parliament. Their grand-daughter Pauline Georgiana Plowden married Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen of the Trigonometrical Survey of India.
- "Journal of Occurrences". The Chinese Repository. 3: 143. 1834.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- "Library and Archive Catalog". Royal Society. Retrieved 2011-030-15. Check date values in:
- Kenneth Mason, revised by Elizabeth Baigent, 'Austen, Henry Haversham Godwin- (1834–1923)' in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004) odnb/33438
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William Plowden
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Charles Wykeham Martin
William John Hamilton
|Member of Parliament for Newport, Hants
1847 – 1852
With: Charles Wykeham Martin
William Nathaniel Massey
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