Francis Buller (Parliamentarian)

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

Francis Buller was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1624 and 1648. He supported the Parliamentary side in the English Civil War.

Buller was the son of Sir Richard Buller, of Shillingham, Cornwall.[2] The Buller family was originally from Somerset and acquired Shillingham in around 1555.[3] He entered Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge in 1620 and matriculated at the Inner Temple in 1622.[2] In 1624, Buller was elected Member of Parliament for Saltash and was re-elected in 1625.[4]

In April 1640, Buller was elected MP for Saltash in the Short Parliament. He was elected MP for East Looe for the Long Parliament in November 1640 and sat until he was excluded under Pride's Purge in 1648.[4] During the Civil War he commanded a regiment for the Parliamentary army at Plymouth. He subsequently moved to Kent.[3]

Buller married Thomasine Honeywood, daughter of Sir Thomas Honeywood of Elmstead Kent. His sons Francis and John were also MPs in Cornwall.[2]


  1. ^ Burke's Landed Gentry, 1937, p.279, Buller of Downes
  2. ^ a b c "Buller, Francis (BLR620F)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ a b Basil Duke Henning The House of Commons, 1660–1690
  4. ^ a b Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. pp. onepage&q&f&#61, false 229–239.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Trevor
Sir Thomas Smith
Member of Parliament for Saltash
With: Sir Thomas Trevor 1624
Sir Richard Buller
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Buller
John Heywood
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Saltash
With: George Buller
Succeeded by
George Buller
Edward Hyde
Preceded by
William Scawen
illiam Code
Member of Parliament for East Looe
With: Thomas Lower 1640–1644
John Moyle 1647–1648
Succeeded by
John Moyle