John Bowes, 1st Baron Bowes (1691 – 22 July 1767) was an Irish peer and politician.
He was appointed Lord Chancellor of Ireland by King George II. John Bowes epitomized the severe 18th century Penal Laws against Irish Catholics when he ruled that: “The law does not suppose any such person to exist as an Irish Roman Catholic.” Between 1731 and 1742, he represented Taghmon in the Irish House of Commons.
|Parliament of Ireland|
|Member of Parliament for Taghmon
1731 – 1742
Served alongside: William Hore
|Peerage of Ireland|
|New creation||Baron Bowes
1758 – 1767