HULSE, Charles (1771-1854), of of Breamore, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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11 Mar. 1816 - 1826
6 Apr. 1827 - 1832

Family and Education

b. 12 Oct. 1771, 1st surv. s. of Sir Edward Hulse, 3rd Bt., of Breamore by Mary, da. of Charles Lethieullier, LLD, fellow of All Souls, Oxf., h. of her uncle Smart Lethieullier of Aldersbrook, Essex. educ. Eton 1782-9; Christ Church, Oxf. 1790; L. Inn 1793. m. 5 July 1808, Maria, da. of John Buller of Morval, Cornw., 5s. 1da. suc. fa. as 4th Bt. 30 Sept. 1816.

Offices Held

Capt. Fordingbridge yeomanry 1798, 1803; lt.-col. commdt. S.E. Hants militia 1812.


Hulse was returned for West Looe on a vacancy in 1816, on the interest of his sister Harriet’s husband, John Buller II*. Although he held the seat, apart from a brief interval, until it was disfranchised in 1832, he was never prominent in Parliament. No speech of his is known and he usually supported administration, rallying to them on 24 May and 12 June 1816, 17 and 25 Feb., 23 June 1817, 5 Mar. and 15 Apr. 1818, 29 Mar., 18 May and 10 June 1819. He voted with opposition before 1820 on Althorp’s motion against the leather tax, 9 May 1816, and Milton’s motion against the unconstitutional intervention of the military, 13 May 1816, and appeared in the minority in favour of Catholic relief, 9 May 1817. He died 25 Oct. 1854.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne