DOCMINIQUE, Paul (1643-1735), of Spitalfields, London, and Chipstead, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1705 - 17 Mar. 1735

Family and Education

bap. 15 Jan. 1643, 1st s. of Paul Docminique of Lille, France by Marie Tordreau of Valenciennes, France. m. 22 Dec. 1674, Margaret, da. of Rev. Robert Edwards of Kibworth, Leics., 2s. of whom 1 d.v.p.

Offices Held

Proprietor of New Jersey 1692-1707; ld. of Trade 1714-d.


In 1704 Paul Docminique, an eminent merchant of Huguenot origin, naturalized 1662, purchased Upper Gatton and the manor of Chipstead in Surrey, carrying the control of one seat at Gatton, which he represented for 30 years. At the age of 71, on the accession of George I, he was appointed to the board of Trade, becoming one of its most constant attenders and voting with the Administration in all recorded divisions. His only reported speeches were on the allowances to be made to the South Sea directors and officials from their confiscated estates (21 June 1721); the army estimates (22 Jan. 1724); and a petition from the victims of one of the 1720 bubbles (21 Feb. 1724).1 He continued to attend meetings of the board of Trade till 12 Mar. 1735, dying 17 Mar. 1735, aged 92.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. Knatchbull Diary.