LECHMERE, Anthony (1674-1720), of Hanley Castle, Worcs.
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Family and Education
b. 17 June 1674,1 1st s. of Edmund Lechmere of Hanley Castle, Worcs. by Lucy, da. of Anthony Hungerford of Farleigh Castle, Som.; bro. of Nicholas Lechmere. educ. Eton 1690; M. Temple 1693. m. by 1709, Anne, da. of Thomas Foley of Stoke Edith, Herefs., 1s. 1da. suc. fa. 1703.
Receiver gen. and cashier of the customs 1717-d.2
The Lechmeres had been settled at Hanley Castle on the Severn, north of Tewkesbury, since before the time of Edward I.3 ‘Honest ingenious’ Anthony Lechmere was classed as a Whig in 1715, when he was re-elected unopposed on his family’s interest, but his only recorded vote was against the septennial bill. In June 1717 he was appointed to office to vacate a seat for his younger brother Nicholas Lechmere. He died of apoplexy 8 Feb. 1720.4