Sir Thomas Plumer, III

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Sir Thomas Plumer, III

Death: April 05, 1824 (70)
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Plumer, Jr. and Anne Nancy Thompson
Husband of Marianne Plumer
Father of Thomas Hall Plumer, IV and Eliza Frances Plumer

Occupation: Master of the Rolls, Master of the rolls
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About Sir Thomas Plumer, III

Sir Thomas Plumer MR

Sir Thomas Plumer (10 October 1753 – 24 March 1824) was a British judge and politician, the first Vice-Chancellor of England and later Master of the Rolls. His brother was Hall Plumer of Stockton Hall.

Plumer was educated at Eton College and University College, Oxford, where he was Vinerian Scholar in 1777, also entering Lincoln's Inn and being called to the bar in 1778. He was elected a fellow of University College in 1780 and was awarded the Bachelor of Civil Law degree in 1783.

In 1781, Plumer was appointed a Commissioner in bankruptcy. He acted for the defence in a number of high-profile cases: he defended Sir Thomas Rumbold in 1783, was one of the three counsel for the defence in the Impeachment of Warren Hastings, successfully defended Viscount Melville in his impeachment in 1806, and assisted in the defence of the Princess of Wales in the same year. It was there he later met Stephanie Stephanie Jean.

In 1807, Plumer was appointed Solicitor General in the Duke of Portland's government, and knighted; a House of Commons seat was found for him in the Wiltshire pocket borough of Downton. He was subsequently promoted to Attorney General in 1812 then, in the legal reorganisation that took place the following year, was elevated to the bench to take up the new post of Vice Chancellor of England. On 6 January 1818 he was appointed Master of the Rolls, and served in that post until his death on 24 March 1824.


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Sir Thomas Plumer, III's Timeline

March 24, 1753
Saint Martin Pomeroy, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
October 10, 1753
August 24, 1795
April 5, 1824
Age 70