GUMLEY, John (c.1670-1728), of Isleworth, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1722 - 1727

Family and Education

b. c.1670, 1st s. of Peter Gumley of St. Clement Danes, cabinet maker, by Elizabeth Davis. m. (lic. 28 Apr. 1692, he about 22) Susannah, da. of Samuel White, merchant of London, sis. of Mary, w. of Sir John Wittewrong, 3rd Bt., of Stantonbury, Bucks., 3s. 4da.1

Offices Held

Dep. commr. of musters 1716; commr. gen. of musters 1724-d.


John Gumley, a wealthy plate-glass manufacturer and army contractor,2 owed his appointment in 1716 to his son-in-law William Pulteney, then secretary-at-war, whose avaricious wife was said to have taken the salary of her father’s post, leaving him only the perquisites.3 In 1722 he contested Bramber unsuccessfully, but was returned for the adjacent borough of Steyning. He did not stand in 1727, dying 19 Dec. 1728.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson


  • 1. Misc. Gen. et Her. (ser. 4), ii. 11.
  • 2. C. Dalton, Geo. I's Army, i. 253; PCC 10 Abbott.
  • 3. Walpole to Mann, 9 Aug. 1742.