GUMLEY, John (c.1695-bef.1749), of Isleworth, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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2 Mar. - 4 Apr. 1728

Family and Education

b. c.1695, 2nd s. of John Gumley of Isleworth and bro. of Samuel Gumley. m. cos. Martha, da. of Sir John Wittewrong, 3rd Bt., s.p.

Offices Held


John Gumley was returned for Bramber, where his father was steward of the court leet, but on petition he was unseated for alleged malpractices by the returning officer, who was his father’s nominee. When the matter came before the Commons, William Pulteney, his brother-in-law, alleged that the reason why it ‘was pushed in this manner was because the sitting Member was his relation and Mr. Hoste, the petitioner, a relation of another person, viz. Sir R. Walpole’.1 He inherited his father’s share in the Vauxhall glass works.2 In 1734 he went to Bengal as head merchant, which was said to be better than going as factor, since it entitled him to be soon a member of Council.3 He died before 1749.4

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson


  • 1. CJ, xxi. 80; Knatchbull Diary, 12 Mar. 1728.
  • 2. PCC 10 Abbott.
  • 3. HMC Egmont Diary, ii. 14.
  • 4. PCC 46 Busby.