PALMER, Sir Geoffry, 3rd Bt. (1655-1732), of Carlton Curlieu, Leics.
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Family and Education
b. 12 June 1655, 1st s. of Sir Lewis Palmer, 2nd Bt., M.P., by Jane, da. and coh. of Robert Palmer of Carlton Scroop, Lincs. educ. Trinity, Camb. 1672. m. Elizabeth, da. and coh. of Thomas Grantham of Goltho, Lincs., and Rievaulx Abbey, Yorks., s.p. suc. fa. 1714.
Palmer was the grandson of Sir Geoffry Palmer, a staunch royalist, who was made attorney-general, and created a baronet at the Restoration. Re-elected as a Tory for Leicestershire in 1715 after two expensive contests,1 he voted against the Administration in all recorded divisions, but did not stand again. He died 29 Dec. 1732.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Eveline Cruickshanks
- 1. Verney Letters of 18th Cent. i. 329, 332-3.