POLHILL, David (1674-1754), of Chipstead, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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11 Jan. - 21 Sept. 1710
18 Feb. 1723 - 1727
1727 - 1741
22 Feb. 1742 - 15 Jan. 1754

Family and Education

b. 1674, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of Thomas Polhill of Chipstead, Kent, and Clapham, Surr. by Elizabeth da. of Henry Ireton of Attenborough, Notts. m. (1) 3 Sept. 1702, Elizabeth (d. 4 June 1708), da. of John Trevor of Glynde, Suss., s.p.; (2) 20 Aug. 1713, Gertrude (d.1714), da. of Thomas Pelham, M.P., 1st Baron Pelham, sis. of Thomas Pelham Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, s.p.; (3) Elizabeth, da. of John Borrett of Shoreham, Kent, 4s. 1da. suc. fa. 1683.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Kent 1714-15; keeper of the records in the Tower of London 1731-d.


A fervent Whig, who stood 11 times for Parliament, Polhill was first returned for his coun