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Samuel Kent (MP)

Samuel Kent (c. 1683 – 8 October 1759) was an MP for Ipswich in the 8th, 9th, and 10th Parliament of Great Britain,[1] sitting from 23 January 1735[2] to his death in 1759.[3]

He was a younger son of Thomas Kent of Christchurch, Southwark, a Norway merchant.

He was appointed High Sheriff of Surrey for 1729-30.[4] In 1731 he acquired the Fornham Hall estate at Fornham St. Genevieve, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. He served as "Distiller to the Court" in 1739.[5]

He died in 1759. He had married Sarah, the daughter of Richard Dean, skinner, of London, and had 2 sons and a daughter, Sarah, who married Charles Egleton (later Sir Charles Kent, 1st Baronet).[4] His estate passed in turn to a son and then his daughter Sarah and her husband.


  1. ^ Beatson at p. 182
  2. ^ Beatson at p. vii
  3. ^ House of Commons constituencies beginning with "I": Ipswitch (Suffolk), Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page, accessed 7 January 2009
  4. ^ a b "KENT, Samuel (c.1683-1759), of Vauxhall, Surr. and Fornham St. Genevieve, Suff". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Beatson at p. 182, n.9
  • Robert Beatson, A Chronological Register of Both Houses of the British Parliament, from the Union in 1708, to the Third Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in 1807: From the Union in 1708, to the Third Parliament Of the United Kingdom Of Great Britain and Ireland in 1807, Volume 1, printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme by J. Chalmers & Co., 1807; Chronological Register of Both Houses of the British Parliament at Google Books (PDF)
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Philip Broke
William Wollaston
Member of Parliament for Ipswich
With: William Wollaston to 1741
Edward Vernon 1741–57
Thomas Staunton from 1757
Succeeded by
George Montgomerie
Thomas Staunton