PULTENEY, Michael (d.1567), of Misterton, Leics.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

1st s. of Francis Pulteney of Misterton by Margaret, 2nd da. of Nicholas Vaux, 1st Baron Vaux of Harrowden. m.Catherine, da. of Sir John Fermor of Easton Neston, Northants., s.p. suc. fa. 1550.

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As well as Misterton, Pulteney owned lands in Warwickshire, and the manor and advowson of Shenleybury, Hertfordshire. He may also have resided for a time in London, in the parish of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Apart from this, little is known of his career. His seat at Lichfield in 1563 was presumably due either to Paget or episcopal influence, though in neither case is the connexion obvious. On 17 Mar. that year, he was given leave of absence from Parliament. He died in 1567, and was buried at Misterton.

J. C. Wedgwood, Staffs. Parl. Hist. (Wm. Salt Arch. Soc.), i. 391; Nichols, Leics. iv. 319; CSP Dom. Add. 1547-1565, p. 307; Cussans, Herts. iii(1), p. 84, 308; CJ, i. 69; C142/146/128.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: J.J.C.