Christopher William Puller

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Christopher William Puller

Christopher William Puller (1807–1864), from 1857 Christopher William Giles Puller, was an English barrister and politician.[1][2]


The son of Sir Christopher Puller and his wife Louise King, he was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford. A college friend of W. E. Gladstone, he graduated B.A. in 1828, and M.A. in 1832. He was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1832, and went into practice as a chancery barrister. He resided at Youngsbury.[1][3]

At the 1857 general election, Puller became Member of Parliament for Hertfordshire; and he was re-elected in 1859.[1][4] He was a Liberal who took an interest in the church rate debates of 1858 to 1861.[5] He was also regarded as an expert on the education issue.[6]

Giles Puller was in 1858 a secretary of the India Missions Extension of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel; he had been on the Standing Committee of the Society from 1850.[7][8] He died on 16 February 1864 at Youngsbury.[9] His replacement as Member of Parliament was Henry Surtees.[10]


A memorial window was created in St Mary's Church, Standon, Hertfordshire.[11] The High Cross Puller Memorial primary school was built by the family to his memory.[12]


St John the Evangelist church in Standon, Hertfordshire, built in 1847 by Christopher William Puller and his mother, to a design by Anthony Salvin[13][14]

Puller married Emily Blake, daughter of William Blake, on 2 July 1831. They had five sons and four daughters.[15][16] Their children included:


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  6. ^ The British Controversialist: And Literary Magazine. Houlston and Sons. 1862. p. 367.
  7. ^ The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science, Art, and Finance. Saturday Review, Limited. 1858. p. 200.
  8. ^ Mission Field: A Monthly Record of the Proceedings of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. 1864. p. 58.
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  10. ^ The Gentleman's Magazine. F. Jefferies. 1864. p. 515.
  11. ^ The Builder. 1865. p. 67.
  12. ^ "High Cross Puller Memorial C of E Primary School – 1102368, Historic England". Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  13. ^ 'Parishes: Standon', in A History of the County of Hertford: Volume 3, ed. William Page (London, 1912), pp. 347–366 [accessed 18 December 2015].
  14. ^ Jill Allibone (1987). Anthony Salvin: Pioneer of Gothic Revival Architecture, 1799–1881. University of Missouri Press. pp. 171–. ISBN 978-0-8262-0629-9.
  15. ^ Sir Bernard Burke (1863). A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland. Harrison. p. 1235.
  16. ^ The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British and Foreign India, China and Australasia. Allen. 1831. pp. 1–.
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  19. ^ "Register, 1847–1962 – 9, Radley College Archives". Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  20. ^ David Bertie (2000). Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689–2000. Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 406–7. ISBN 978-0-567-08746-1.
  21. ^ College of S. Augustine Canterbury: Participants at the Consecretation, S. Peter's Day 1848 (PDF) at p. 42
  22. ^ Richard J. Bleiler (1 June 2015). The Strange Case of "The Angels of Mons": Arthur Machen's World War I Story, the Insistent Believers, and His Refutations. McFarland. p. 128. ISBN 978-1-4766-2096-1.
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