FERMOR, John (1674-1722), of Sevenoaks, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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13 Dec. - 29 Dec. 1722

Family and Education

b. 10 Oct. 1674,1 6th s. of William Fermor of Walshes, Suss. by his 3rd w. Martha, da. of Tristram Thomas of Kent; bro. of Sir Henry Fermor, 1st Bt. unm.

Offices Held

Ensign, Brudenell’s Ft. 1694; capt. Orrery’s Ft. 1706, maj. 1707; maj. 3 Ft. 1709; adjutant-gen. in Spain 1711; brevet-col. 1711; lt.-gov. Port Mahon. Minorca 1711; half pay 1713; lt.-col. Rich’s Drags, 1715-18.


John Fermor, a professional soldier of an old Sussex family, was invalided home from Portugal in 1705, served in the Duke of Argyll’s regiment (the Buffs) at Malplaquet 1709 and was appointed by the Duke to his staff in Spain 1711.2 At the election of 1722 he was brought in at Malmesbury by Giles Earle, who had also served in Spain on Argyll’s staff. Though defeated at the poll, he was seated by the House of Commons 16 days before his death from smallpox, 29 Dec. 1722.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Add. 5697, f. 571.
  • 2. Dalton, Eng. Army Lists, vi. 325-6.