Sir Thomas Palmer, 4th Baronet, of Carlton

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Sir Thomas Palmer, 4th Baronet, of Carlton (1702 – 14 June 1765) was a British politician.

He was the only surviving son of Robert Palmer of Medbourne, Leicestershire and educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He succeeded his father in 1724, and his uncle, Sir Geoffery Palmer, 3rd Baronet, as the 4th Baronet in 1732. His family seat was East Carlton Hall in Northamptonshire.

He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Leicestershire from 1754 to 1765, having been returned unopposed in 1761.

He was appointed High Sheriff of Northamptonshire for 1740–41.

He married Jemima (d.1763),[1] the second daughter of Sir John Harpur, 4th Baronet, in 1735; they had three sons and two daughters.


  1. ^ D'Agar, David. "Jemima Harpur (d.1763), Lady (Thomas) Palmer". BBC Your Paintings. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Wrightson Mundy
Edward Smith
Member of Parliament for Leicestershire
With: Edward Smith to 1762
Sir Thomas Cave, Bt from 1762
Succeeded by
Sir John Palmer, Bt
Sir Thomas Cave, Bt
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Geoffrey Palmer
of Carlton
Succeeded by
John Palmer