POLHILL, David (1674-1754), of Chipstead, Kent.
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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.
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 county at a by-election shortly before the dissolution of 1710, only to be defeated at the general election on the â€