BUBB, Jeremiah (d. 1692), of Foy, Herefs. and Carlisle, Cumb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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1689 - 27 Feb. 1692

Family and Education

m. (1) lic. 14 May 1677, Mary (d. 1689), da. and h. of George Abrahall, vicar of Foy, and wid. of Paul Abrahall of Ingestone, Herefs., 1s. d.v.p. 2da.; (2) by 1691, Alicia (d. 1721), da. of John Doddington of Doddington, Som., 1s.1

Offices Held

Gent. usher by 1677–d.2

Capt. regt. of Henry Cornewall* (later 9 Ft.) 1685–9; lt. gov. Carlisle 1689, gov. 1689–d.3

Freeman, Carlisle 1689.


Bubb’s early life remains obscure, no evidence having come to light relating to his career before 1677. Having been appointed governor of Carlisle in December 1689, Bubb was able to deploy the electoral interest associated with this post to secure his return for the borough at the head of the poll at the 1690 election. Given his employments at Carlisle and at court, the classification of Bubb as a Court supporter in Lord Carmarthen’s (Sir Thomas Osborne†) analysis of the new House is unsurprising, but this list makes it unclear whether the lord president regarded Bubb as a Tory or as ‘doubtful’. Bubb’s duties at Carlisle prevented him from attending the spring 1690 session. Between March and July he was engaged in seizing those in Cumberland suspected of disaffection, and it may be that a similar priority prevailed during the 1690–1 session as Bubb has left no record of any significant activity. His recorded contribution to Commons’ business was similarly non-existent for the following session, but his attendance at Westminster is clear from his being called to the Lords on 2 Jan. 1692 ‘as a witness in a cause depending there’. He made no further impression on the records of the House, however, before his death on 27 Feb. 1692. He was buried at St. Giles-in-the-Fields, and his son by his second marriage, George, was brought up in the care of Bubb’s Whig brother-in-law George Doddington*. George Bubb became a leading Whig Member under the first two Hanoverian monarchs, succeeding to his uncle’s sizable estates in 1720 and adopting the surname Bubb Doddington.4

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Author: Richard Harrison


  • 1. J. Carswell, Old Cause, 138; C. J. Robinson, Mansions and Manors of Herefs. 125; J. H. Matthews, Hundred of Wormelow, i. 122.
  • 2. LS 13/231/6; Bodl. Carte 76, f. 63.
  • 3. SP 44/165/165, 408.
  • 4. Cumbria RO (Kendal), Le Fleming mss WD/Ry 3754, Sir Christopher Musgrave, 4th Bt.*, to Sir Daniel Fleming†, 6 Mar. [1690]; 3875, Fleming to [?], 18 July 1690; CSP Dom. 1689–90, p. 526; 1690–1, p. 77; Luttrell Diary, 107; Luttrell, Brief Relation, ii. 372; Soc. of Genealogists, Boyd’s London Burials.