Ferdinando Pulton (1536–1618) was an English legal writer, the first to attempt a comprehensive book treating criminal law. This was his De pace Regis et regni, first published in 1609.
Pulton belonged to Lincoln's Inn, but he was a Roman Catholic, so that at that time a legal career was denied to him. He was a student at Christ's College, University of Cambridge.
He wrote also a Collection of Sundrie Statutes (1618). This is credited with making the term Star Chamber common in use. An earlier work was the 1577 Abstract of all the penall Statutes.
He resided in Bourton, Buckinghamshire.
- Concise Dictionary of National Biography
- ^ Ferdinand, Fardinando Pulton.
- ^ In print (2005) ISBN 1-58477-697-8, ISBN 978-1-58477-697-0.
- ^ Star Chamber: Definition and Much More from Answers.com
- ^ An Abstract of all the penall Statutes : PULTON, (Ferdinando)
- ^ Borough of Buckingham (including Bourton, Lenborough and Gawcott)