GUMLEY, John (c.1695-bef.1749), of Isleworth, Mdx.
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John Gumley was returned for Bramber, where his father was steward of the court leet, but on petition he was unseated for alleged malpractices by the returning officer, who was his father’s nominee. When the matter came before the Commons, William Pulteney, his brother-in-law, alleged that the reason why it ‘was pushed in this manner was because the sitting Member was his relation and Mr. Hoste, the petitioner, a relation of another person, viz. Sir R. Walpole’.1 He inherited his father’s share in the Vauxhall glass works.2 In 1734 he went to Bengal as head merchant, which was said to be better than going as factor, since it entitled him to be soon a member of Council.3 He died before 1749.4