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Sir Thomas Miller, 5th Baronet (1731 – 4 September 1816), was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in two periods between 1774 and 1816.


Early lifeEdit

Miller was the eldest son of Sir John Miller, 4th Baronet of Lavant near Chichester, and his wife Susan Combe, daughter of Matthew Combe MD of Winchester, and was baptised on 5 May 1731. He entered Corpus Christi, Cambridge in 1753. He married firstly Hannah Black, daughter of John Black, alderman of Norwich on 1 June 1762.[1] In 1770, he bought a country house in Hampshire called Froyle Place with the manor of Froyle.[2] He succeeded his father in the baronetcy on 19 April 1772.

Political careerEdit

Miller stood unsuccessfully for parliament at Lewes at the 1768 general election, but was returned as Member of Parliament for Lewes at the top of the poll in 1774. He did not stand again in 1780.[1]

Miller was out of Parliament for the next 26 years, but maintained his political interest by joining the Whig Club on 4 April 1785 and Brooks on 20 May 1791. Sometime around 1780 he made a second marriage to Elizabeth Edwards. He moved from Sussex to Hampshire in this time.[3]

At the age of 75 Miller was returned unopposed as MP for Portsmouth on the interest of Sir John Carter at the 1806 general election. He was returned again in 1807 and 1812.[3]

Later life and legacyEdit

Miller died on 21 May 1812. He had two daughters from his first marriage and two sons and three daughters from his second marriage.[1] He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son Thomas.


  1. ^ a b c "Miller, Sir Thomas, 5th Bt. (1731-1816), of Lavant, Suss., History of Parliament Online (1754-1790)". Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  2. ^ Hist. Notes 3 at, accessed 12 August 2008
  3. ^ a b "MILLER, Sir Thomas, 5th Bt. (1731-1816), of Lavant, Suss. and Froyle, nr. Alton, Hants". History of Parliament Online (1790-1820). Retrieved 16 November 2017.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Hampden and
Thomas Hay
Member of Parliament for Lewes
With: Thomas Hay
Succeeded by
Henry Pelham and
Thomas Kemp
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
David Montagu Erskine
John Markham
Member of Parliament for Portsmouth
With: John Markham
Succeeded by
John Bonham Carter
John Markham
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Miller
(of Chichester)
Succeeded by
Thomas Combe Miller