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Terry F  •  Link

Sir William Pulteney (25 March 1624-6 September 1691). Sons by a first marriage: Colonel William Pulteney+ d. 1715 and John Pulteney+ d. 1726. Then married Grace Corbet, daughter of Sir John Corbet, 1st Bt.
http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/7596/ Dau. Anne Pulteney+ b. 25 Nov 1663, d. 20 Feb 1746.
Sir William was M.P. for Westminster, 1679-1685 and 1689-1691. Also known as Sir William Poultney, he lived in Misterton, Leicestershire. http://www.thepeerage.com/p10841.htm#i108410
Also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_(UK_Parl…

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Sir William Pulteney (25 March 1624 - 6 September 1691). Knighted 4 June 1660. MP for Westminster, February 1679 to March 1681 and then from January 1689 until his death. During the 1st Civil War he was a Capt. of foot until 1646. No note of what he was up to after that. Wealthy hereditary landowner in St. James’s. He also enjoyed connections among the City’s legal fraternity, continuing an involvement with his inn of court, the Inner Temple. Married 23 Apr. 1655, Grace, daughter of Sir John Corbet, 1st Bt., of Stoke, Shropshire, 4 sons, 2 daughters. For more information, see http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1…

(My guess is his knighthood was in thanks for financing past adventures.)

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