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Early Origins of the Pulteney family

The surname Pulteney was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Poultney, held by Ralph from the Bishop of Lincoln, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

One of the first records of the family was Sir John de Pulteney or Poultney (died 1349). He was Mayor of London, son of Adam Neale de Clipston of Weston, Sussex, and grandson of Hugh de Pulteney, of Pulteney, Poutenei, or Pultonheith, in Misterton, Leicestershire. "His father succeeded to the estate at Pulteney in 1308, and had married Maud de Napton. John de Pulteney was mainpernor for certain merchants on 9 Nov. 1316, and is mentioned as a citizen of London on 5 May 1322. He was Mayor of London in 1331 and 1332." [1]

Early History of the Pulteney family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pulteney research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1334, 1336, 1487, 1527, 1603, 1624, 1691, 1679, 1681, 1684, 1764, 1668, 1726, 1684 and 1731 are included under the topic Early Pulteney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pulteney Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pulteney, Poulteney, Poultney, Poultnay, Poultenay, Pulteney, Pultnay, Pounteney, Pountney, Pounteney and many more.

Early Notables of the Pulteney family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir William Pulteney (1624-1691), an English Member of Parliament for Westminster (1679-1681); William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, PC (1684-1764), an English politician descended from an...
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Migration of the Pulteney family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Pulteney (post 1700) +

  • Richard Pulteney (1730-1808), English botanist, born at Loughborough, Leicestershire, one of the thirteen children of Samuel Pulteney who reached maturity
  • John Pulteney (d. 1726), English Commissioner of Customs and Member of Parliament for Hastings
  • Daniel Pulteney (d. 1731), English politician and diplomat, first cousin of William Pulteney, Earl of Bath, son of John Pulteney
  • Sir James Pulteney (1751-1811), born James Murray, Welsh peer and general, 7th Baronet of Clermont, Fifeshire; he assumed the name of Pulteney on his marriage, July 1794, with Henrietta Laura Pulteney, Baroness Bath
  • William Pulteney Alison FRSE FRCPE FSA (1790-1859), Scottish physician, social reformer and philanthropist, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (1836 to 1838) [2]

  1. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 17 Apr. 2019 on Facebook