Byde, Thomas Plumer (1720?-1789)

British politician.

Member of Parliament (1761-68). Bankrupt by 1779.

Sought Franklin's assistance in finding employment in Naples, presumably as an agent of the United States government (1783). Franklin was evidently unable or unwilling to help as Byde died at Naples in a state of abject poverty.

Married Eleanor Hope c. 1750; had issue.