Thomas Palmer

Date 1540 - 1625
Biographical NotesFirst baronet and author. Known as 'the Travailer' after he published 'An Essay of the Meanes how to Make our Travailes More Profitable' (1606). Palmer was made justice of the peace in 1577, he served in parliament in 1586 and 1601, and was sheriff of Kent in 1595. He was knighted by James I in 1603, became a gentleman of the privy chamber to the king and a baronet in 1621. He died aged 85 and is buried in St. Mary's Church, Wingham. He and his wife are commemorated with a marble memorial created by Nicholas Stone, commissioned by their second son, Sir Roger who was then master of the household to Charles I. See ODNB.
Work(s)Author of An Essay of the Meanes how to make our Travailes, into Forraine Countries, the more Profitable and Honourable (1606)