MARTIN, Thomas (c.1679-1765), of Cheshunt, Herts. and Clapham, Surr.
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Family and Education
Thomas Martin’s grandfather and great-grandfather had both been mayors of Evesham. Entering the firm of Smith and Stone, bankers, at the sign of ‘the Grasshopper’, in Lombard Street, before 1699, he became a partner in 1703 and sole partner in 1711. Three years later he took his brother James Martin into partnership. He retired about the time he entered Parliament as a Whig for Wilton in 1727.1 Voting with the Administration in all recorded divisions, he did not stand again. He died 21 Apr. 1765.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: R. S. Lea
- 1. J. B. Martin, ‘The Grasshopper’ in Lombard St. 40, 43-46.