CHICHESTER, Sir John, 4th Bt. (1689-1740), of Youlston, nr. Barnstaple, Devon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1734 - 2 Sept. 1740

Family and Education

bap. 2 Jan. 1689, 1st s. of Sir Arthur Chichester, 3rd Bt.. m. (1) c.1718, Anne (d. July 1723), da. of John Leigh of Newport, I.o.W., 2s. 5da.; (2) 1733, Frances, da. of Andrew Quicke of Newton St. Cyres, Devon, wid. of Francis Hall of Sandford, Crediton, Devon, s.p. suc. fa. 3 Feb. 1718.

Offices Held


Included in the list of Jacobites sent to the Pretender in 1721,1 Chichester was in touch with Atterbury’s agents during the plot of 1722.2 Returned for Barnstaple unopposed, he voted against the Spanish convention but was absent for the division on the place bill. He died 2 Sept. 1740.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Stuart mss. 65/16.
  • 2. Report from the Committee appointed by the House of Commons to examine Christopher Layer and others (1723), App. F. 11.