Nicholas Lechmere, 1st Baron Lechmere (5 August 1675 – 18 June 1727) was an English lawyer and politician who served as Attorney-General and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
He was educated at Merton College, Oxford, and was called to the bar as a member of Middle Temple in 1698. He took silk in 1708.
He entered Parliament in 1708 as Member for Appleby, and subsequently also represented Cockermouth and Tewkesbury. In 1714 he was appointed Solicitor-General. In 1718, he was appointed Attorney-General and also became a Privy Counsellor and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. On 4 September 1721, having ceased to be attorney-general, he was raised to the peerage as Baron Lechmere of Evesham in the County of Worcester.
Lechmere was also a collaborator with Richard Steele on his pamphlet The Crisis.
He died from a sudden attack of apoplexy, while seated at table, at Campden House, Kensington, on 18 June 1727, and was buried at Hanley Castle, where there is a tablet inscribed to his memory.
He married Lady Elizabeth Howard, daughter of Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, but they had no children and his title became extinct on his death in 1727.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Walford, Edward (1892). "Lechmere, Nicholas (1675-1727)". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 32. London: Smith, Elder & Co.