DAMER, John (1720-83), of Winterbourne Came, Dorset

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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7 May 1762 - 1780

Family and Education

b. 27 Oct. 1720, 2nd s. of Joseph Damer, M.P., of Winterbourne Came, and bro. of Joseph, 1st Lord Milton. m. 15 Apr. 1745, Martha, da. of Samuel Rush of Benhall, Suff., s.p.

Offices Held


John Damer followed his brother in politics. He appears in Henry Fox’s list of Members favourable to the peace preliminaries, and at first supported Grenville but turned against him over general warrants. He was classed by Rockingham in July 1765 as ‘doubtful’, yet did not vote against the repeal of the Stamp Act. He was omitted by oversight from Rockingham’s list of November 1766, was classed by Townshend, January 1767, as ‘doubtful’ and by Newcastle, March 1767, ‘doubtful and absent’. He d