Samuel Kent (MP)

For the United States judge, see Samuel B. Kent.

Samuel Kent (c. 1683 – 8 October 1759) was M.P. 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] He served as "Distiller to the Court" in 1739.[5]

He married Sarah, the daughter of Richard Dean, skinner, of London, and had 2 sons and a daughter.[4]


  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 January 7, 2009
  4. 1 2 "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
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

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