DORMER, Fleetwood (1658-1723), of Lee Grange, in Quainton, Bucks.
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bap. 4 Apr. 1658, 3rd s. of John Dormer of Lee Grange by Katherine, da. and h. of Thomas Woodward of Ripple, Worcs.; bro. of Sir John Dormer, 1st Bt., and Robert Dormer, M.P., justice of common pleas. educ. L. Inn 1676, called 1683, bencher 1707. unm.
Recorder, Chipping Wycombe 1695-1718; commr. of prizes 1706-7; master in Chancery 1710-d.
The Dormers of Lee, who had acquired that estate in the reign of Henry VIII,1 were a cadet branch of the ancient Buckinghamshire family of Dormer of Wing, afterwards Lords Dormer and earls of Carnarvon. Fleetwood Dormer, a lawyer, who sat in Parliament under William III and Anne as the nominee of Lord Wharton, was returned as a Whig on the young Duke of Wharton’s interest for Malmesbury at a by-election in 1719, voting for the peerage bill a week later. Defeated for Buckinghamshire in 1722, he did not stand again. He died in 1723 (buried 21 Oct. at Quainton).
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: R. S. Lea
- 1. Lipscomb, Bucks. i. 414-15.