Palmes, Bryan (DNB00)

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PALMES, Sir BRYAN (1599–1654), royalist, born in 1599, was eldest son of Sir Guy Palmes of Ashwell, Rutland, and Lindley, Yorkshire, by Anne, daughter of Sir Edward Stafford (Foster, Yorkshire Pedigrees, vol. ii.). On 17 March 1614–15 he matriculated at Oxford from Trinity College (Foster, Alumni Oxon. 1500–1714, iii. 1111), but did not graduate. He was elected M.P. for Stamford in 1625–6, and for Aldborough, Yorkshire, in 1639–40. An intimate friend of [[Browne, William (1591–1645) (DNB00)|William Browne]] (1591–1645) [q. v.], he made a tour in France with him. Browne addressed to Palmes, who was then staying at Saumur, his humorous poem, written at Thouars, on the ‘most intolerable jangling of the Papists' bells on All Saints' Night’ (Browne, Poems, ed. Goodwin, ii. 229). At the outbreak of the civil war Palmes raised a regiment for the king (Cal. State Papers, Dom. 1640–1). He was knighted on 21 April 1642 (Metcalfe, Book of Knights, p. 198), and created D.C.L. at Oxford on 1 or 2 Nov. following. On 20 Oct. 1646 he was forced to compound for his estate for 681l. (Cal. of Comm. for Compounding, pp. 861, 1316, 1643), and on 1 Sept. 1651 was assessed at 200l., but no proceedings were taken (Cal. of Comm. for Advance of Money, iii. 1388). Palmes died at Lindley about August 1654 (Administration Act Book, P.C.C., 1653–4, vol. ii. f. 647). By his wife Mary, daughter and coheiress of Gervase Teverey of Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, who died before him, he had three sons and four daughters.

[Wood's Fasti Oxon. ed. Bliss, ii. 41; Cal. State Papers, Dom. 1640–1, pp. 492, 577; Yorkshire Archæolog. and Topograph. Journal, i. 95.]

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