Puller, Christopher (DNB00)
PULLER, Sir CHRISTOPHER (1774–1824), barrister-at-law, grandson of Christopher Puller (d. 1789), was son of Richard Puller (1747–1826), merchant, of London, afterwards of Painswick Court, Gloucestershire. Christopher was educated at Eton and Oxford, where he matriculated from Christ Church on 4 Feb. 1792, gaining the Latin-verse prize in 1794, graduating B.A. 1795, and being elected fellow of Oriel College. He was called to the bar in 1800 at the Inner Temple, but he migrated in 1812 to Lincoln's Inn, where he was elected a bencher in 1822. In early life he was associated as a law reporter with Sir John Bernard Bosanquet [q. v.] In 1823 he was knighted on succeeding Sir R. H. Blossett as chief justice of Bengal. He died on 31 May 1824, five weeks after arriving in India.
Puller married on 9 Aug. 1804, Louisa (1772–1857), niece of Daniel Giles of Youngsbury, Hertfordshire.[Stapylton's Eton School Lists; Foster's Alumni Oxon.; Gent. Mag. 1786 pt. i. p. 349, 1789 pt. ii. p. 1211, 1825 pt. i. p. 273; Georgian Era; Haydn's Book of Dignities, ed. Ockerby.]