George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem (1645 - 1689)

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Death: Died in London, England
Cause of death: kidney disease
Managed by: Peter James Herbert
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About George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem

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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