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