BULLER, Frederick William (c.1772-1855), of Pelynt Lanreath, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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23 Apr. 1798 - 1802

Family and Education

b. c.1772, 3rd s. of John Buller, of East Looe, being 1st s. by 2nd w. Elizabeth Caroline, da. of John Hunter; half-bro. of Edward Buller* and John Buller I*. m. 6 Apr. 1795, Charlotte, da. of George Tomkyns, 4s. 4da.

Offices Held

Ensign 37 Ft. 1790, lt. 1791; capt. 57 Ft. 1793, maj. 1795; maj. 88 Ft. 1796, brevet lt.-col. 1801; lt.-col. 88 Ft. 1804, 1 Ft. 1806-8; capt. 2 Ft. Gds. 1808-14; col. and a.d.c. to the King July 1810-June 1813; maj.-gen. 1813, lt.-gen. 1825, ret. 1833.


Buller pursued a military career and served in Flanders, 1793-4, and subsequently in the West Indies. In 1798 an opening was made for him at East Looe, where he sat until the dissolution on the interest of his elder half-brother John Buller, then in India. On the latter’s return he gave up his seat and was never again in Parliament. There is no sign of his activity there, but the family supported Pitt’s administration. He died 8 Nov. 1855.

Gent. Mag. (1856), i. 82.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne