GUMLEY, Samuel (c.1698-1763), of St. James's, Westminster.
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Lt. 1718; capt. 1720; lt. and capt. Coldstream Gds. 1721; capt. 10 Drags. 1723; capt. 1 Drags. 1724, maj. 1741; capt. and lt.-col. 1 Ft. Gds. 1742, 1st maj. 1749-53; col. army 1749.
Samuel Gumley, a Guards officer of ‘good humour and wit’, who took part in the battles of Dettingen and Fontenoy, is said to have fought a duel with General Braddock and in later life became a Methodist.1 He was returned for Hedon at a by-election in 1746 on the interest of his brother-in-law, William Pulteney, Earl of Bath, but was unseated on petition for bribery.2 He again contested it unsuccessfully in 1747 and 1754. He died at Spa in May or June 1763.