COVENTRY, John Bulkeley (1724-1801), of Nether Burgate, Fordingbridge, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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10 Apr. 1751 - 1761

Family and Education

b. 21 Mar. 1724, 3rd s. of William, 5th Earl of Coventry, by Elizabeth, da. of John Allen of Westminster.  educ. Winchester 1731-40; University Coll. Oxf. 1740. unm. suc. to Nether Burgate estate on d. of his cos. James Coventry Bulkeley c.1764, and took add. name of Bulkeley.

Offices Held


In 1751 Coventry was returned for Worcestershire in place of his brother who vacated his seat on succeeding as 6th Earl of Coventry. In Dupplin’s list of 1754 he was classed as a country gentleman supporting Administration. Coventry did not stand again in 1761, nor does he appear to have attempted to re-enter Parliament.

He died 16 Mar. 1801.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond