OLMIUS, John (1711-62), of New Hall, Boreham, Essex

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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10 Mar. 1737 - 1741
1741 - 26 Feb. 1742
1754 - 1761
1761 - 5 Oct. 1762

Family and Education

b. 18 July 1711, o.s. of John Olmius of Braintree, Essex, dep. gov. of Bank of England, by Elizabeth, da. and h. of Thomas Clarke, London merchant.  m. 8 Sept. 1741, Anne, da. and h. of Sir William Billers of Thorley, Herts., ld. mayor of London 1733-4, 1s. 1 da.  suc. fa. 20 Dec. 1731; cr. Baron Waltham [I] 22 June 1762.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Essex 1746-7.


Olmius was the grandson of a wealthy Dutch merchant of St. Peter-le-Poor, London, who bought the Essex estates of the Earl of Scarsdale at the beginning of the 18th century.