PULTENEY, John (c.1581-1617), of Misterton, Leics.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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b. c.1581, 1st s. of Gabriel Pulteney of Misterton by Dorothy, da. and coh. of Thomas Spencer of Everdon, Northants. m. 1602, Margery (d.1613), da. of (Sir) John Fortescue I, 1s. 4da. suc. fa. 1599. Kntd. 1603.

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The family of Pulteney had been established at Misterton since the early fourteenth century. Pulteney was provided with a seat at Wigan as soon as he came of age, through the influence of his future father-in-law, the acting chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster. He died in 1617 leaving considerable property to his young son John, upon whose early death without issue, involving a division of the estates among his sisters, the family came to an end.

Nichols, Leics. iv(1), p. 319; Vis. Northants. ed. Metcalfe, 196; Chamberlain Letters ed. McClure, i. 153; C142/259/37, 363/189.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: S. M. Thorpe