George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem

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George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem

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Death: Died in London, England
Cause of death: kidney disease
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Son of John Jeffreys, Sheriff of Denbighshire and Margaret Jeffrey
Husband of Anne Bludworth and Sarah Neesham
Father of John Jeffreys, 2nd Baron Jeffreys of Wem and Margaret Stringer
Brother of George Jeffrey; Sir Thomas Jeffreys; Margaret Trevor; William Jeffrey and James Jeffrey

Managed by: Peter James Herbert
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George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem, PC (15 May 1645 – 18 April 1689), also known as "The Hanging Judge", was an English judge. He became notable during the reign of King James II, rising to the position of Lord Chancellor (and serving as Lord High Steward in certain instances).

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