John Leveson-Gower, 1st Baron Gower

John Leveson-Gower, 1st Baron Gower PC (7 January 1675 – 31 August 1709) was a member of the Leveson-Gower family. He was the son of Sir William Leveson-Gower, 4th Baronet and his wife Jane Granville.[1][2] He was born in Sittenham, Yorkshire. His maternal grandparents were John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath and his wife Jane Wyche, daughter of Sir Peter Wyche.


John Leveson-Gower was Tory MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, 1692-1703.[2] He was created Baron Gower of Sittenham in the County of York on 16 March 1703.[2] He was made member of the Privy Council from 1702 to 1707, and he was appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster from 1702 to 1706.[2] He was Commissioner of the Union in 1706.[2] He died on 31 August 1709 in Belvoir Castle, Grantham, Lincolnshire.


John married Lady Catherine Manners (1675–1722), daughter of John Manners, 1st Duke of Rutland and his third wife Catherine Noel, in September 1692.[2] They had six children:[2][3]



  1. ^ "Leveson-Gower, John (1675-1709)" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Record for John Leveson-Gower, 1st Baron Gower at Archived 15 December 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 June 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir William Leveson-Gower, Bt
Sir Thomas Bellot, Bt
Member of Parliament for Newcastle-under-Lyme
With: Sir Thomas Bellot, Bt 1692–1695
John Lawton 1695–1698
Sir Thomas Bellot, Bt 1698–1699
Rowland Cotton 1699–1703
Succeeded by
John Offley
Rowland Cotton
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Stamford
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Succeeded by
The Earl of Derby
Peerage of England
New creation Baron Gower
Succeeded by
John Leveson-Gower
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
William Leveson-Gower
(of Sittersham)
Succeeded by
John Leveson-Gower