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Jeffreys, Baron (E, 1685 - 1702)


Creation: let.pat. 16 May 1685


Extinct: 9 May 1702


Family name: Jeffreys




Quarterly of six:  1. Ermine a Lion rampant Sable a Canton of the last, a Mullet for difference;  2. Azure a Lion rampant Or;  3. Gules a Fess Or between three Horses' Heads erased Argent;  4. Azure a Lion passant guardant Or;  5. Ermine a Lion rampant Azure;  6. Gules three Chevronels Argent


A Demi Lion Or jessant a Laurel Wreath proper


On either side a Lion reguardant Sable ducally crowned Or



George [Jeffreys], 1st Baron Jeffreys, PC

6th son of John Jeffreys, of Acton, co. Denbigh, by his wife Margaret Ireland, dau. of Sir Thomas Ireland, of Bewsay, co. Lancaster


c. 1648

mar. (1)

22 May 1667 Sarah Neesham (bur. 18 Feb 1677/8 at St Mary's, Aldermanbury, London), dau. of Rev Thomas Neesham

children by first wife

1. Hon John Jeffreys, later 2nd Baron Jeffreys

1. Hon Margaret Jeffreys, mar. Sir Thomas Stringer, of Durance, co. Middlesex

2. Hon Sarah Jeffreys, mar. Col George Harnage, 3rd son of Edward Harnage, of Belswardyne

mar. (2)

aft. 6 Jun 1679 Anne Jones (bapt. 16 Dec 1657;  widow of Sir John Jones, of Funmon, co. Glamorgan;  bur. at St Mary's, Aldermanbury, London), dau. of Sir Thomas Bludworth, of Leatherhead, co. Surrey, Lord Mayor of London 1665-66, by his second wife Mary .....


18 Apr 1689 (bur. in the Chapel of St Peter-ad-Vincula in the Tower of London;  in 1693 his body was moved to St Mary's, Aldermanbury, London)


17 Nov 1681 a Baronet of England

16 May 1685 Baron Jeffreys, of Wem in the County of Shropshire, with remainder to the heirs male of his body  by Anne, his then wife, failing which remainder to heirs male of his body generally

suc. by

son by first wife


Student of the Inner Temple 1663;  called to the Bar 1668;  Common Serjeant 1671;  King's Counsel 1677;  knighted 1677;  Solicitor General to the Duke of York 1677;  Recorder of London 1678-80;  Serjeant-at-Law , Chief Justice of Chester and King's Serjeant 1680;  Chief Justice of the King's Bench 1683;  Privy Councillor 1683-88/9;  Lord Chancellor of England 1685-88;  set out for the Western Circuit ("the Bloody Assize") to try those involved in the Duke of Monmouth's rebellion 1685;  Lord High Steward at the trial of Lord Delamere for high treason 1685/6;  Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire and of Shropshire 1687-89;  arrested shortly after the landing of King William III in 1688 and committed to the Tower of London, where he died


John [Jeffreys], 2nd Baron Jeffreys


16 Jul 1673


17 Jul 1688 Lady Charlotte Herbert, cohrss. to the Barony of FitzHugh (b. c. 1676; mar. (2) 28 Aug 1703 Thomas [Windsor], 1st Viscount Windsor; d. 13 Nov 1733; bur. in Salisbury Cathedral), only child of Philip [Herbert], 7th Earl of Pembroke, by his wife Countess Henriette Mauricette de Penancoet de Kéroualle, younger sister of Louise Renée de Penancoet de Kéroualle, suo jure Duchess of Portsmouth, and 2nd dau. of Guillaume de Penancoet, Count de Kéroualle

only surv. child

1. Hon Henrietta Louisa Jeffreys, Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Caroline, cohrss. to the Barony of FitzHugh through her mother (d. 17 Dec 1761), mar. 14 Jul 1720 Thomas [Fermor], 1st Earl of Pomfret, and had issue


s.p.m. 9 May 1702 (bur. at St Mary's, Aldermanbury, London)



On the death of the 2nd Baron Jeffreys the Barony of Jeffreys became extinct.


 First written 28 Oct 2009



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