BULKELEY, Sir Dewey (d.1735), of Nether Burgate, in Fordingbridge, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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30 Nov. 1719 - 1727

Family and Education

o.s. of William Bulkeley of Nether Burgate by Martha, da. of James Dewey of Westminster. m. (1) c.1690, Martha (d.c.1692), da. of Sir Samuel Eyre of Newhouse and Chilhampton, Wilts., 1s. d.v.p.; (2) by 1696, Anne, da. of Walter Coventry of St. Peter-le-Poor, London, sis. of William Coventry, 5th Earl of Coventry, 2s 1da. suc. fa. 1688; kntd. 1696.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Hants 1704-5.


Sir Dewey Bulkeley, a minor at his father’s death, came of a family seated at Burgate since the time of Henry VI.1 He was returned unopposed for Bridport in 1719 at a by-election caused by the accession of his brother-in-law, William Coventry, to the peerage. His only recorded vote was against the peerage bill. Re-elected in 1722, he did not stand again. He died 7 Nov. 1735.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. VCH Hants, iv. 570.