James Buller (1717-1765)

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James Buller (1717-1765), portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), collection of trustees of Antony House, Cornwall
Arms of Buller: Sable, on a cross argent quarter pierced of the field four eagles displayed of the first[1]
Kings Nympton Park, built as "New Place" by James Buller (1717-1765) between 1746–9 to the design of Francis Cartwright of Blandford in Dorset, based on Marble Hill House in Twickenham, one of the earliest Palladian houses in England built between 1724–9[2]

James Buller (17 June 1717 – 30 April 1765)[3] of Morval in Cornwall and of Downes and King's Nympton in Devon, was a Member of Parliament for East Looe in Cornwall (1741-7) and for the County of Cornwall (1748-1765). He was ancestor of the Viscounts Dilhorne and the Barons Churston and built the Palladian mansion Kings Nympton Park in Devon.

Origins[edit]

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,[4] 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.[4]

Education[edit]

He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford.[3]

Career[edit]

Buller was elected MP for East Looe in Cornwall in 1741 and represented that constituency until 1747[5][6] In 1748 he was elected MP for Cornwall, sitting until his death in 1765.[7]

Marriages & progeny[edit]

Buller married twice:

Death[edit]

Buller died in 1765.[12]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burke's Landed Gentry, 1937, p.279, Buller of Downes
  2. ^ Pevsner & Cherry, Buildings of England: Devon, London, 2004, p.522
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1754-1790/member/buller-james-1717-65
  6. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, East Looe". Retrieved 3 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Cornwall". Retrieved 3 August 2009. 
  8. ^ Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, 15th Edition, ed. Pirie-Gordon, H., London, 1937, p.2275, Tremayne of Morval
  9. ^ Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, 15th Edition, ed. Pirie-Gordon, H., London, 1937, p.2275, Tremayne of Morval
  10. ^ "Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - Buller, Sir Francis, first baronet (1746–1800)". Retrieved 27 June 2007. 
  11. ^ Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, 15th Edition, ed. Pirie-Gordon, H., London, 1937, p.278
  12. ^ "ThePeerage - James Buller". Retrieved 15 March 2007. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles Longueville
Henry Bilson Legge
Member of Parliament for East Looe
17411747
With: Francis Gashry
Succeeded by
Francis Gashry
John Buller
Preceded by
Sir Coventry Carew
Sir John Molesworth
Member of Parliament for Cornwall
1748–1765
With: Sir John Molesworth 1748–1761
Sir John St Aubyn 1761–1765
Succeeded by
Sir John St Aubyn
Sir John Molesworth