Biography of Hugh Boulter
Hugh Boulter (1672-1742) was Primate of Ireland. He left £250 to the University, to be invested to support a student from England or Ireland.
Boulter was born in London and was educated at Oxford. He joined the Church of England and in 1719 he was consecrated Bishop of Bristol and Dean of Christ Church Oxford. Five years later, he became Primate of Ireland. He is buried in Westminster Abbey. According to Principal William Leechman (1706-1785), Boulter chose to make a bequest to the University out of the high regard in which he held Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746), the Professor of Moral Philosophy from 1730 until his death.