FARMER, William Meeke (c.1777-1836), of Nonsuch Park, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1807 - 28 Mar. 1809

Family and Education

b. c.1777, o.s. of Samuel Farmer*. educ. Harrow 1787-95; Emmanuel, Camb. 1795, LLB 1802. m. Frances, da. of Michael Barstow of Fulford, Yorks., 6s. 4da.

Offices Held

Capt. Hunts. militia 1809.


Farmer owed his return to the Earl of Sandwich, his father allegedly paying pound;4,000 for his seat. In 1809 he made way for the latter. Although there is no direct evidence, Farmer was almost certainly a supporter of administration, like his parent and his patron. Like his father, he was an East India Company stockholder. He died v.p. in October 1836.

Fortescue mss, Fortescue to Grenville, Mon. [May 1807]; J. Wilson, Biog. Index (1808), 296.

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Author: M. G. Hinton