MARTIN, Thomas (c.1679-1765), of Cheshunt, Herts. and Clapham, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1727 - 1734

Family and Education

b. c.1679, 1st s. of William Martin of Evesham, Worcs., bro. of James and John Martin. m. Elizabeth, da. of Richard Lowe of Cheshunt, s.p.

Offices Held


Thomas Martin’s grandfather and great-grandfather had both been mayors of Evesham. Entering the firm of Smith and Stone, bankers, at the sign of ‘the Grasshopper’, in Lombard Street, before 1699, he became a partner in 1703 and sole partner in 1711. Three years later he took his brother James Martin into partnership. He retired about the time he entered Parliament as a Whig for Wilton in 1727.1 Voting with the Administration in all recorded divisions, he did not stand again. He died 21 Apr. 1765.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. J. B. Martin, ‘The Grasshopper’ in Lombard St. 40, 43-46.