Charles Shaw Lefevre (politician)

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Charles Shaw Lefevre (20 September 1759 – 27 April 1823), born Charles Shaw, was a British Whig politician.

Shaw Lefevre was the son of Reverend George Shaw, Rector of Womersley, Yorkshire, by his wife Mary, daughter of Edward Green. He was called to the Bar, Lincoln's Inn. He sat as Member of Parliament for Newtown (Isle of Wight) from 1796 to 1802 and for Reading from 1802 to 1820. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in November 1796.[1]

Shaw Lefevre married Helena, daughter of John Lefevre, in 1789, and assumed by Royal licence the additional surname of Lefevre. They lived at Heckfield Place in Hampshire and their children included Charles Shaw Lefevre, 1st Viscount Eversley, Speaker of the House of Commons, and Sir John Shaw Lefevre. Shaw Lefevre died in April 1823, aged 63. His wife survived him by eleven years and died in August 1834.


  1. ^ "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 8 November 2010.[permanent dead link]
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir John Barrington, Bt
George Canning
Member of Parliament for Newtown (Isle of Wight)
With: Sir Richard Worsley, Bt
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Newtown (Isle of Wight)
With: Sir Richard Worsley, Bt 1801
Sir Edward Law 1801–1802
Ewan Law 1802
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Barclay, Bt
Charles Chapman
Preceded by
Francis Annesley
John Simeon
Member of Parliament for Reading
With: Francis Annesley 1802–1806
John Simeon 1806–1818
Charles Fyshe Palmer 1818–1820
Succeeded by
Charles Fyshe Palmer
John Berkeley Monck