PALMER, Peregrine (?1703-62), of Fairfield, Som.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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12 Nov. 1745 - 30 Nov. 1762

Family and Education

b. ?1703, 2nd s. of Nathaniel Palmer, M.P., by Frances, da. of Sir William Wyndham, and Bt., M.P.  educ. Balliol, Oxf. 3 July 1719, aged 16; All Souls 1727.  m. da. and h. of one Longman, s.p.  suc. to Fairfield estate on d. of his sis.-in-law 1737.

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Palmer was returned unopposed for Oxford University in 1754 and 1761. A Tory of the old school, his seventeen years in Parliament were ‘totally undistinguished’.1 He died 30 Nov. 1762, the last of his name and family.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier


  • 1. W. R. Ward, Georgian Oxford, 224.