PAPILLON, Philip (1660-1736), of Fenchurch St., London Acrise, nr. Dover, Kent.
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Family and Education
b. 26 Nov. 1660, 1st surv. s. of Thomas Papillon, M.P., of Dover and London by Jane, da. of Thomas Brodnax of Godmersham, Kent. m. (1) 10 Sept. 1689, Anne (d.1693), da. of William Jolliffe of Caverswall Castle, Staffs., 1s. 2da.; (2) 1695, Susannah, da. of George Henshaw, 2s. 3da. suc. fa. 1702.
Cashier of victualling 1689-99; receiver of the stamp duties 1720-?1723.
The son of Thomas Papillon, exclusionist, East India merchant, and commissioner for victualling the navy, who represented Dover in every Parliament but one from 1673 to 1695, Philip Papillon was returned as a Whig for Dover on his family’s interest for nearly twenty years, from 1715 consistently supporting the Government. He resigned his seat in 1720 for a receivership of the stamp duties,1 but in 1727 stood again for Dover to ‘prove that it was a reality which he [had] sacrificed’2 in 1720. He was defeated and did not stand again.
He died 12 Sept. 1736.