William Bouverie, 1st Earl of Radnor
On 8 November 1750, he was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Wiltshire. On 22 September 1758, he was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Berkshire. He succeeded his father as Viscount Folkestone on 17 February 1761 and in the office of Recorder of Salisbury on 14 April 1761. On 31 October 1765, he was created Earl of Radnor and Baron Pleydell-Bouverie.
Radnor was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society on 17 December 1767. He was elected governor of the French Hospital in 1770, the first of nine earls of Radnor to serve successively in this capacity.
He married, firstly, Harriet Pleydell, daughter of Sir Mark Stuart Pleydell, Bt, on 14 January 1748. They had one son:
- Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 2nd Earl of Radnor (4 March 1750 – 27 January 1828)
He married, secondly, Rebecca Alleyne, daughter of John Alleyne, on 5 September 1751, by whom he had three sons:
- Hon. William Henry Bouverie (30 October 1752 – 1806)
- Hon. Bartholomew Bouverie (29 October 1753 – 31 May 1835)
- Hon. Edward Bouverie (20 September 1760 – 30 December 1824)
- Doyle, James William Edmund (1886). The Official Baronage of England, v. 3. London: Longmans, Green. pp. 94–95.
- Murdoch, Tessa, and Randolph Vigne with foreword by Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 8th Earl of Radnor, The French Hospital in England: Its Huguenot History and Collections Cambridge: John Adamson ISBN 978-0-9524322-7-2 OCLC 318092110, pp. 34 and 95.
|Parliament of Great Britain|
Sir Jacob Bouverie
Sir Edward Seymour
| Member of Parliament for Salisbury
With: Edward Poore 1747–1754
Julines Beckford 1754–1761
Hon. Edward Bouverie
|Peerage of Great Britain|
|New creation|| Earl of Radnor
| Viscount Folkestone|