Sir Robert Marsham, 4th Baronet

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Sir Robert Marsham, 4th Baronet (16 December 1650 – 25 July 1703) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1698 to 1702.

Marsham was the son of Sir John Marsham, 1st Baronet and lived at Bushey Hall, Hertfordshire. He was one of the six Clerks of Chancery. He succeeded his nephew John (who died a minor) to the baronetcy in 1696, inheriting from him the Mote in Maidstone, Kent, where he thereafter lived.[1]

Marsham was elected Member of Parliament for Maidstone in 1698 and held the seat until 1702.[2]

Marsham died in July 1703, aged 52. He had married Margaret Bosvile daughter of Thomas Bosvile of Little Motte, Eynsford, Kent. They had three sons and four daughters.[1] Five of their children were nominated in the first British tontine in 1693.[3] Their son, Robert who succeeded to the baronetcy was elevated to the peerage as Baron Romney in 1716.


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir John Banks, Bt
Thomas Rider
Member of Parliament for Maidstone
With: Thomas Bliss 1698–1702
Sir Thomas Roberts, Bt 1702
Writ suspended
Title next held by
Thomas Bliss
Heneage Finch
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
John Marsham
(of Cuckston)
Succeeded by
Robert Marsham