GUMLEY, Samuel (c.1698-1763), of St. James's, Westminster.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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29 Nov. 1746 - 13 Feb. 1747

Family and Education

b. c.1698, 3rd s. of John Gumley sen. of Isleworth and bro. of John Gumley jun. m. 10 Sept. 1751, Martha Colvil, wid., s.p.

Offices Held

Lt. 1718; capt. 1720; lt. and capt. Coldstream Gds. 1721; capt. 10 Drags. 1723; capt. 1 Drags. 1724, maj. 1741; capt. and lt.-col. 1 Ft. Gds. 1742, 1st maj. 1749-53; col. army 1749.


Samuel Gumley, a Guards officer of ‘good humour and wit’, who took part in the battles of Dettingen and Fontenoy, is said to have fought a duel with General Braddock and in later life became a Methodist.1 He was returned for Hedon at a by-election in 1746 on the interest of his brother-in-law, William Pulteney, Earl of Bath, but was unseated on petition for bribery.2 He again contested it unsuccessfully in 1747 and 1754. He died at Spa in May or June 1763.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson


  • 1. Walpole to Montagu, 3 Sept. 1748, to Mann, 28 Aug. 1755.
  • 2. HMC Polwarth, v. 202.