James Buller (the younger)

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Arms of Buller: Sable, on a cross argent quarter pierced of the field four eagles displayed of the first[1]

James Buller (17 June 1717 – 30 April 1765)[2] was a British Tory politician and ancestor of the Viscounts Dilhorne and the Barons Churston.


He was the eldest son of John Francis Buller (1695-1751), MP for Saltash 1718-1722, of Morval, Cornwall by his wife Rebecca Trelawney (d.1743), daughter and co-heiress of Sir Jonathan Trelawny, 3rd Baronet,[3] Bishop of Winchester. His younger brothers were the politicians John Buller (1721–1786), MP and Lord of the Admiralty, Francis Buller (1723-1764), MP, and William Buller (1735-1796), Bishop of Exeter.[3]


He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford.[2]


Buller was elected MP for East Looe in Cornwall in 1741 and represented that constituency until 1747[4][5] In 1748 he was elected MP for Cornwall, sitting until his death in 1765.[6]

Marriages & progeny[edit]

Buller married twice:


Buller died in 1765.[8]



  1. ^ Burke's Landed Gentry, 1937, p.279, Buller of Downes
  2. ^ a b c d e Sir Lewis Namier & John Brooke, ed. (1985). The House of Commons, 1754-1790. vol. I. Cambridge: Secker & Warburg. p. 132. 
  3. ^ a b c Burke, John (1847). John Bernhard Burke, ed. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry. vol. I. London: Henry Colburn. p. 157. 
  4. ^ http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1754-1790/member/buller-james-1717-65
  5. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, East Looe". Retrieved 3 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Cornwall". Retrieved 3 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - Buller, Sir Francis, first baronet (1746–1800)". Retrieved 27 June 2007. 
  8. ^ "ThePeerage - James Buller". Retrieved 15 March 2007. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles Longueville
Henry Bilson Legge
Member of Parliament for East Looe
With: Francis Gashry
Succeeded by
Francis Gashry
John Buller
Preceded by
Sir Coventry Carew
Sir John Molesworth
Member of Parliament for Cornwall
With: Sir John Molesworth 1748–1761
Sir John St Aubyn 1761–1765
Succeeded by
Sir John St Aubyn
Sir John Molesworth