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|Spouse||Anna Maria Pulteney née Gumley|
|Spouse's Title||1st Countess of Bath|
|Year of Marriage||1714|
|Year of Birth||1684|
|Year of Death||1764|
|Father||William Pulteney [senior]|
|Father's Rank||[Lower gentry]|
|Mother||Mary Pulteney née Floyd|
Domicile region and Migration
Place of Birth (Town)
1 William Pulteney was born presumably in London, where he was baptized in March 1684.
1 After their marriage, the newlywed Pulteneys settled at Arlington Street, London.
2 When William Pulteney's father died in 1715, William inherited large properties in London. He built the Bath House in London (named Bath House after he was elevated to the peerage as Earl of Bath). In the 1720's William Pulteney bought the Bathwick estate, situated on the east side of the River Avon, opposite of Bath, and later the Wrington estate in north Somerset. These estates were meant to provide additional income, and it is not clear whether the Pulteneys stayed on either one for longer periods of time.
|Rank 1||[Upper gentry]|
|Rank 2||[Upper gentry]|
Nominated 1st Earl of Bath by King George II in 1742
MP for Hedon and Middlesex, Cofferer of the Household
|Institution||Westminister School and Christ Church, Oxford|
Handley, Rowe and McBryde, 2004
Pulteney's personal estate consisted of those at Bathwick and Wrington, Burrington and Ubley in Somerset, and the Bradford-Newport property in Shropshire, Monmouthshire, Staffordshire and Northamptonshire. He was one of the richest men in Britain at his death, his personal estate was estimated to be worth of £600.000 to £1.2 million. Pulteney's circle of friends included such famous names as Jonathan Swift and Alexander Pope.