|Member of Parliament for Gatton|
21 March 1768 – 7 October 1774
|Born||25 June 1744|
15 August 1776 (aged 32)|
Bedford Arms, Covent Garden
|Spouse(s)||Anne Seymour-Conway (m. 14 June 1767, d. 1828)|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Cambridge|
John was the first of three sons of Joseph Damer, 1st Earl of Dorchester by the Lady Caroline Sackville daughter of Lionel Cranfield Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset and of Elizabeth Colyear his wife daughter of Lieutenant-General Walter Philip Colyear brother to David Colyear, 1st Earl of Portmore. His younger brothers were the Hon. Lionel Damer and the George Damer, 2nd Earl of Dorchester.
Damer got heavily into debt and his father refused to help him financially. He shot himself on 15 August 1776 at the Bedford Arms, Covent Garden.
- Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes. Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003.
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- Thornbury, Walter. 'Covent Garden : Part 2 of 3.' Old and New London: Volume 3. London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 1878. 255-269. British History Online. Web. 29 January 2015. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/old-new-london/vol3/pp255-269.
- Alison Yarrington, "Damer, Anne Seymour (1749–1828)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, January 2008 Subscription site
|Parliament of Great Britain|
Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Harvey
|Member of Parliament for Gatton
With: Joseph Martin
| Succeeded by|
Sir William Mayne