PEACHEY, Sir John, 2nd Bt. (c.1680-1744), of West Dean, Suss.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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3 Feb. 1738 - 9 Apr. 1744

Family and Education

b. c.1680, 4th but 2nd surv. s. of William Peachey and bro. of Bulstrode, James and Sir Henry Peachey. m. (2) lic. 15 Mar. 1706, Henrietta, da. of George London, principal gardener to Queen Anne, 2s. 3da. suc. bro. Henry Peachey as 2nd Bt. 23 Aug. 1737.

Offices Held

Capt. 7 Ft. 1719.


Peachey was returned for Midhurst in succession to his brother, Sir Henry Peachey, voting with the Opposition. In 1741 he was invited by the Tories to stand for Sussex but declined.1 In the next Parliament his only vote was with the Opposition on the chairman of the elections committee, 16 Dec. 1741. He died 9 Apr. 1744, aged 64.2

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson


  • 1. John Whitfield to Newcastle, 25 Apr. 1741, Add. 32696, f. 373.
  • 2. M. I. at West Dean, Add. 5699, f. 203.