Henry Howorth (barrister)
The father of Henry Howorth was a cleric, Henry Robert Howorth, of Maesllwch in Radnorshire and his great-uncle was Humphrey Howorth. He attended Westminster School, was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in October 1764 and called to the Bar in May 1769. In 1780, Howorth was appointed recorder at Abingdon, Berkshire, and was also appointed King's Counsel.
He was elected to House of Commons from the Abingdon constituency in 1782. A keen sailor, he drowned on 11 May 1783 in the River Thames near his house at Mortlake. He had succeeded John Mayor as MP for the seat, Mayor having resigned it in December 1782 for reasons that are unclear.
Howorth was unmarried but left a bequest to four illegitimate children born of Mary Chippendale. He was succeeded as MP for Abingdon by Edward Loveden Loveden.
- Christie, I. R. (1964). "HOWORTH, Henry (c.1746-83), of the Inner Temple". In Namier, L.; Brooke, J. (eds.). The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790. Retrieved 19 February 2019 – via History of Parliament Online.
- Lemmings, David (2000). Professors of the Law: Barristers and English Legal Culture in the Eighteenth Century. Oxford University Press. p. 217. ISBN 978-0-19160-680-9.
- "Henry Howorth". The Gentleman's Magazine: 453. May 1783.
- Drummond, Mary M. (1964). "MAYOR, John (c.1735-1817), of Lacy Court, nr. Abingdon, Berks". In Namier, L.; Brooke, J. (eds.). The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790. Retrieved 19 February 2019 – via History of Parliament Online.