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Henry Temple, 1st Viscount Palmerston

Henry Temple, 1st Viscount Palmerston (c.1673 – 10 June 1757) was an Irish nobleman and British politician, the eldest son of Sir John Temple, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons, and Jane Yarner.

On 10 June 1703, Temple married Anne Houblon (1683 - 13 December 1735), the daughter of Abraham Houblon, a governor of the Bank of England. They had two children:

He was created Viscount Palmerston and Baron Temple of Mount Temple in 1723.[1] He was a Member of Parliament for three English boroughs from 1727 until 1747.

In 1736, he bought Broadlands from Humphrey Sydenham and began to rework the gardens there.

On 11 May 1738 at St Antholin, Budge Row, he married again, to Isabella Fryer, widow of Sir John Fryer, 1st Baronet, and daughter of Sir Francis Gerard, 4th Baronet.[2] She died on 11 August 1762 at North End, Hammersmith.[3] Palmerston had no children by his second wife, and neither of his sons by his first wife survived him. He was succeeded by his grandson Henry.


  1. ^ "No. 6136". The London Gazette. 5 February 1723. p. 1.
  2. ^ Cokayne, George Edward (1900) Complete Baronetage. Volume I. Exeter: W. Pollard & Co. LCCN 06-23564. p. 143
  3. ^ Cokayne, George Edward (1906) Complete Baronetage. Volume V. Exeter: W. Pollard & Co. LCCN 06-23564. p. 25
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
The Viscount Shannon
Edward Conyers
Member of Parliament for East Grinstead
With: The Viscount Shannon
Succeeded by
Earl of Middlesex
Edward Conyers
Preceded by
John Hedges
James Cholmondeley
Member of Parliament for Bossiney
With: Townshend Andrews 1734–1737
Peregrine Poulett 1737–1741
Succeeded by
Richard Liddell
Thomas Foster
Preceded by
Sir John Buckworth, Bt
James Cornewall
Member of Parliament for Weobley
With: The Lord Carpenter
Succeeded by
Mansell Powell
Savage Mostyn
Peerage of Ireland
New title Viscount Palmerston
Succeeded by
Henry Temple