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William Pulteney, Viscount Pulteney

(b. Jan. 9, 1731, Bath House, Mayfair, London – d. Feb. 12, 1763, London, England )

Gender: M

William Pulteney (1731-1763), Viscount Pulteney, son of William Pulteney, Earl of Bath. He was MP for the rotten borough of Old Sarum from 1754-1761, was appointed Lord of the Bedchamber in 1760 and served as Aide-de-Camp to King George III in 1763. In 1759, his father raised the 85th Regiment of Foot and Pulteney became its lieutenant-colonel. He took part with his regiment in the Capture of Belle Île in February 1761 and went to Portugal and then to Madrid, where he died unmarried and childless.

Also known as:

  • William Pulteney
  • Viscount Pulteney


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