GULSTON, Richard (1669-1731), of Wyddial, Herts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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21 Feb. 1701 - 6 Dec. 1705
1710 - 24 May 1715

Family and Education

bap. 15 Apr. 1669, 1st s. of James Gulston of Wyddial, by Mary, da. and coh. of John Rowley of Barkway. Herts. educ. Enfield sch.; Trinity, Camb. 1684; G. Inn 1687. m. Margaret, da. and coh. of Dr. Francis Turner of Ely, 2s. suc. fa. 1704.

Offices Held


Descended from John Gulston, one of the prothonotaries of the court of common pleas, who bought Wyddial in 1628, Gulston was a high Tory, a member of the October Club, and a follower of Charles Caesar1 in Hertfordshire politics. Re-elected in 1715, he was unseated on petition the following May, never standing again. He died 11 Mar. 1731.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Cottrell Dormer letter bk. B.13 at Rousham, Oxon., ex inf. L. M. Mumby.