Philip Wykeham Martin

Philip Wykeham-Martin (18 January 1829 – 31 May 1878) was an English Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1856 to 1878.

Martin was the son of Charles Wykeham-Martin of Leeds Castle and his wife Lady Jemima Isabella Cornwallis daughter of James Mann, 5th Earl Cornwallis. His father was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Newport. Martin was educated at Eton College and at Balliol College, Oxford graduating BA in 1850. He was a J.P. for Warwickshire, and a captain in the Warwickshire Yeomanry Cavalry.[1]

In February 1856 Martin was elected at a by-election as an MP for the borough of Rochester in Kent. He held the seat until his death aged 49 in 1878.[2] In parliament he introduced and carried the "Sale of Spirits Amendment Act" and the "Hotel Keepers' Liability Act".[1]


Martin married Elizabeth Warde daughter of John Warde in 1850. They had a son Cornwallis Philip Martin.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 Profile, Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1870; accessed 13 April 2016.
  2. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "R" (part 2)

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Francis Child Villiers
Sir Thomas Maddock
Member of Parliament for Rochester
1856 – 1878
With: Sir Thomas Maddock to 1857
John Alexander Kinglake 1857–70
Julian Goldsmid from 1870
Succeeded by
Arthur Otway
Julian Goldsmid
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