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Chesshyre [Cheshire], Sir Johnlocked

  • David Lemmings


Chesshyre [Cheshire], Sir John (1662–1738), lawyer, was born on 11 November 1662, probably at Halton, near Runcorn, Cheshire, the son of Thomas Chesshyre, probably a minor gentleman with a small estate at Halwood, near Halton. He was admitted to Gray's Inn on 23 October 1682, and called to the bar there in November 1689. Like the careers of many barristers, his first cases seem to have been derived from local connections. He is first mentioned in the published reports as counsel in ...

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