Guy Palmes

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Sir Guy Palmes (1580–1653) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1614 and 1643.

Early life[edit]

Palmes was the son of Francis Palmes of Lindley, now part of Huddersfield, and at Ashwell, Rutland and married Anne, the daughter of Sir Edward Stafford.[1] He was a member of the Palmes family.

Political positions[edit]

Palmes had earlier been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Rutland by King James I and was a Justice of the Peace for Yorkshire. Palmes represented Rutland seven times in Parliament from 1614 until disabled from sitting in September 1643. He was High Sheriff of Yorkshire for 1622.

Palmes opposed the initiatives of King Charles I. He apparently later had a change of heart and became ardently Royalist. He would be fined heavily by Parliament and eventually pardoned, but only after being forced to sell many of his estates to pay his fines.[2]

A will dated 31 October 1519 of his ancestor Bryan Palmes, Sergeant-at-Law still exists, showing he had lands in Naburn, Riccall, Escrick, South Duffield, Elvington, Barthorpe, Sutton, Holtby, Berrythorpe and Gate Fulford.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Palmes' daughter was the second wife of Robert Sutton, 1st Baron Lexinton of Aram, who was elevated to the peerage in 1645 for his services to the Royalist cause. Another of Palmes's daughters was the wife of Sir Nicholas Fairfax, son of Sir Thomas Fairfax of Denton, Yorkshire.

Palmes was named a beneficiary and supervisor to the 1613 will of his cousin John Lindley of Lindley. The other supervisor of Lindley's will was Thomas Levett, Esq., married to Lindley's only daughter Margaret.

References[edit]

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Simon Healy, Palmes, Sir Guy (1580–1653), first published September 2004, 1550 words
  1. ^ A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain, John Burke
  2. ^ Parliament fine of Palmes, British History Online
  3. ^ Old Naburn by W.M. Baines p46

External links[edit]

Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir James Harington
Sir William Bulstrode
Member of Parliament for Rutland
1614
With: Basil Fielding 1614
Succeeded by
Sir William Bulstrode
Sir Francis Bodenham
Preceded by
Sir William Bulstrode
Sir Francis Bodenham
Member of Parliament for Rutland
1628-1629
With: Sir William Bulstrode
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Rutland
1640-1643
With: Hon. Baptist Noel
Succeeded by
James Harington
Thomas Waite