George Palmer

11th Feb 1772 - 12th May 1853

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. London East India merchant, partner in Palmers, Mackillop (q.v.) until retirement 31/12/1842, son of William Palmer (1748?-1821) and brother of John Horsley Palmer, William Jocelyn Palmer and Sir Ralph Palmer (all of whom q.v.). With John Horsley Palmer and Lestock Peach Wilson (his partners in Palmers, Mackillop) George Palmer was awarded compensation as mortgagees of the Upper Latante estate in Grenada and, together with his three brothers, George Palmer was awarded the compensation as mortgagees-in-possession of Springs and Mount Aire, also in Grenada.

  2. George Palmer (1772-1853) has an entry in the ODNB as 'merchant and philanthropist'.  First Chairman of the General London Shipowners Association; chair of committee at Lloyds for establishing a new register of shipping. MP for South Essex 1836-47; vice chairman RNLI. Died at Naz[e]ing Hall Essex. His son William Palmer is also in the ODNB as lawyer and jurist, as is his brother John Horsley Palmer as merchant banker.

  3. Will of George Palmer of Nazeing Essex proved 21/06/1853.


  1. T71/880 Grenada claim nos. 859 (Upper Latante) and 455 (Springs and Aires). The date-of-birth of the father William Palmer is given as 1737 in the ODNB entry for John Horsley Palmer.

  2. See the following entries in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004); online edn, Jan 2008: Freda Harcourt, ‘Palmer, George (1772–1853)’; J. M. Rigg, ‘Palmer, William (1802–1858)’, rev. Joanne Potier; A. C. Howe, ‘Palmer, (John) Horsley (1779–1858)’. All accessed 09/08/012.

  3. PROB 11/2174.

Further Information

Anna Maria Bund
William (1802-1858), 2 other sons (including George?), 2 daughters
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (2)

£2,992 19S 9D
Awardee (Mortgagee-in-possession)
£3,495 5S 2D
Awardee (Mortgagee)

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1834 [EA] - → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1823 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Joint owner
1834 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Palmer, McKillop, Dent & Co.
East India merchant  

Cultural (1)

Royal National Lifeboat Institution...... 

Imperial (1)

East India Company
notes →
London East India merchant, although his exact relations with the East India Company are...

Political (1)

election →
Essex Southern Essex
1836 - 1847

Relationships (4)

Son → Father
Uncle → Nephew

Addresses (1)

Nazeing Park, Nazeing, Waltham Abbey, Essex, South-east England, England