BULKELEY, Richard, 4th Visct. Bulkeley [I] (1682-1724), of Baron Hill, Anglesey.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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30 Nov. 1704 - 1715
1722 - 4 June 1724

Family and Education

b. 19 Sept. 1682, o.s. of Richard Bulkeley, M.P., 3rd Visct. Bulkeley [I], by his 1st w. Mary, da. of Sir Philip Egerton of Oulton, Cheshire. educ. Christ’s, Camb. 1698. m. 13 Feb. 1703, Lady Bridget Bertie, da. of James, 1st Earl of Abingdon, 2s. 2da. suc. fa. 19 Aug. 1704.

Offices Held

Chamberlain of N. Wales and constable of Beaumaris castle June 1702-16, of Caernarvon castle Sept. 1713-Nov. 1714; custos rot. Anglesey 1706-Dec. 1715; v.-adm. of N. Wales 1708-10, 1711-15.


Lord Bulkeley, a member of the October Club, was the head of the Anglesey Tories, and controlled the borough of Beaumaris. An open Jacobite, he retired from Parliament at George I’s accession till 1722 when, ‘at the request of the gentlemen of this county ... though contrary to my inclinations’, he consented to stand again. Returned after a bitter contest,1 he assisted his ally, Watkin Williams Wynn, in Denbighshire, where he is said to have taken part in burning the King’s picture.2

He died 4 June 1724.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Peter D.G. Thomas


  • 1. UCNW, Baron Hill mss 5561, 5566-8, 5614.
  • 2. Yorke, Hardwicke i. 76.