PALMER, Sir Thomas, 4th Bt. (1682-1723), of Wingham, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1708 - 1723
1715 - 8 Nov. 1723

Family and Education

bap. 5 July 1682, 1st s. of Herbert Palmer by Dorothy, da. of John Pincheon of Writtle, Essex; gd.-s. of Sir Thomas Palmer, 2nd Bt. educ. Canterbury and Sutton sch. in Kent; Caius, Camb. 1699. m. (1) 18 Nov. 1700, Elizabeth (bur. 29 July 1714), da. of Sir Robert Marsham, 4th Bt., M.P., sis. of Robert Marsham, 1st Baron Romney, 3s. 4da., of whom 3s. and 1da. d.v.p. and s.p.; (2) Susanna Cox (?wid.) (bur. 15 Jan. 1721), 1 illegit. s.; (3) Elizabeth, wid. of (i) one Jolly, (ii) George Markham of Nettle-ham, Lincs.,1 1da. suc. fa. 1700; uncle Sir Henry Palmer, 3rd Bt., 19 Sept. 1706.

Offices Held

Commr. for stating army debts 1715-?20.


Returned on the Admiralty interest for Rochester, Palmer consistently supported the Administration, speaking for the repeal of the Occasional Conformity and Schism Acts 7 Jan. 1719. ‘A man of pleasure and very extravagant in all things’, he died 8 Nov. 1723, leaving ‘his estate, which was not settled on his daughters, to Herbert Palmer his [illegitimate] son’.2

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman


  • 1. Canterbury Marriage Lics. (ser. 5) 1701-25, p. 311.
  • 2. Misc. Gen. et Her. i. 118.