John Bulkeley (MP)

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John Bulkeley (11 November 1614 – September 1662) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1640 and 1662.

Bulkeley was the son of William Bulkeley of Burgate, Hampshire and his wife Margaret Culliford, daughter of John Culliford of Encombe, Dorset.[1] He matriculated at Hart Hall, Oxford on 13 April 1632, aged 18. He was a student of the Middle Temple in 1633.[2] He travelled abroad in France from 1634 to 1637.[1]

In April 1640, Bulkeley was elected Member of Parliament for Yarmouth (Isle of Wight) in the Short Parliament. He was elected to the Long Parliament in November 1645 as MP for Newtown[1] until he was excluded under Pride's Purge.[2]

Bulkeley was elected MP for Hampshire in 1654 for the First Protectorate Parliament and was re-elected for Hampshire in 1656 for the Second Protectorate Parliament. In 1659 he was elected MP for in the Third Protectorate Parliament[1] and in 1660 was chosen again for Hampshire in the Convention Parliament. He was lastly elected MP for Lymington in the Cavalier Parliament and sat until his death in 1662.[1]

Bulkeley died at the age of 47.

Bulkeley married firstly by licence dated 4 January 1638, Anne Doddington, daughter of Sir William Doddington of Breamore, Hampshire and had two daughters. He married secondly after settlement dated June 1646, Elizabeth Trenchard widow of Francis Trenchard of Cutteridge, Wiltshire and daughter of William Sotwell of Greenham, Berkshire. She died in March 1651 and he married thirdly after settlement dated 1652, Penelope Trenchard, daughter of Sir Thomas Trenchard of Wolverton, Dorset, and had three sons.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Yarmouth (Isle of Wight)
With: Viscount L'Isle
William Oglander
Succeeded by
Viscount L'Isle
Sir John Leigh
Preceded by
Sir John Barrington, 3rd Baronet
John Meux
Member of Parliament for Newtown
With: Sir John Barrington, 3rd Baronet
Succeeded by
William Stevens
Preceded by
Richard Norton
Richard Major
John Hildesley
Member of Parliament for Hampshire
With: Richard Lord Cromwell 1654–1656
Robert Wallop 1654–1656
Richard Norton 1654–1656
Edward Hooper 1654–1656
Richard Major 1654
John St Barbe 1654
Francis Rivett 1654
Thomas Cole 1656
William Goffe 1656
Richard Cobb 1656
Succeeded by
Robert Wallop
Richard Norton
Preceded by
Not represented
Member of Parliament for Christchurch
With: Henry Tulse
Succeeded by
Restored Rump
Preceded by
Richard Norton
Member of Parliament for Hampshire
With: Richard Norton
Succeeded by
Lord St John
Sir John Norton, Bt
Preceded by
John Button
Henry Bromfield
Member of Parliament for Lymington
With: Sir William Lewis, 1st Baronet
Succeeded by
Sir William Lewis, 1st Baronet
Sir Nicholas Steward, 1st Baronet