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THOMAS BULTEEL (1837-1908)

Thomas Bulteel was born at Belle Vue, Plymstock, the eldest son of Mr Thomas Hillersden Bulteel (1798-1878) and Miss Caroline Louisa Harris, who had married at Plymstock Parish Church on April 20th 1835.   Thomas was baptised on October 18th 1837.

He was educated at Cheltenham.  At the age of 20 he entered the Naval Bank, which had been founded by the Harris family in 1774, and two years later became a partner.

Mr Thomas Bulteel married Miss Margaret Cork, daughter of the Reverend Cork, one time vicar of Bickleigh.

During his life he was honorary treasurer of the Port of Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and honorary treasurer of the Plymouth Royal Eye Infirmary.   He subscribed liberally to Hele's and Jory's charities amongst many others.   He laid a foundation stone on behalf of the subscribers at the Plymouth Technical School on September 30th 1889. For some twenty years he was chairman of the Plymstock School Board.  Mr Bulteel succeeded his father as chairman of the Plymouth Improved Dwellings Company.  He was a director of the Sutton Harbour Commissioners and a member of the Cattewater Commissioners.  He was an enthusiastic follower of the Dartmoor Hounds.

Mr Thomas Bulteel died at his home, Radford House, Plymstock, on November 24th 1908.  He was 71 years of age.  He was survived by two sons, Mr Hugh Hillersden Bulteel, architect and surveyor, and Mr Frederick Thomas Bulteel, a junior partner at the Naval Bank, and five daughters.