Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

May, Thomas Erskine, Baron Farnboroughlocked

  • William McKay


May, Thomas Erskine, Baron Farnborough (1815–1886), clerk of the House of Commons, was born in Kentish Town, London, on 8 February 1815, the son (according to the baptismal record) of Thomas May, attorney, and his wife, Sarah. A connection with the former lord chancellor ...

Also in this article

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription

Parliamentary Archives of the United Kingdom
W. E. Gladstone , ed. M. R. D. Foot & H. C. G. Matthew, 14 vols. (1968–94)