PEACHEY, Bulstrode (c.1681-1736), of West Dean, Suss. and Chawton, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1722 - 14 Jan. 1736

Family and Education

b. 1681, 5th s. of William Peachey, London merchant, by Mary, da. and h. of John Hall of Newgrove, Petworth, Suss.;1 bro. of Sir Henry, James and Sir John Peachey, 2nd Bt.. m. 8 June 1725, Elizabeth, da. and h. of Michael Martin of Eynsham, Oxon., wid. of William Woodward Knight, taking the add. name of Knight, s.p.

Offices Held

Cornet R. Horse Gds. 1704; exempt 3 Life Gds. 1705.


In 1722 Bulstrode Peachey was returned unopposed for Midhurst, where he had bought burgages from the 6th Lord Montagu, the Roman Catholic lord of the manor, subsequently increasing his holding to 49 by further purchases from Montagu.2 In 1725 he consolidated his interest at Midhurst by marrying the widow of William Woodward Knight. His only recorded vote was for the Hessians in 1730. He died 14 Jan. 1736.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson


  • 1. PCC 214 Brent.
  • 2. A. A. Dibben, Cowdray Archives, pt. 1, p. xxii.