Edward Jeffreys

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Edward Winnington or Jeffreys (8 October 1669 – 20 July 1725) was a son of Sir Francis Winnington and a younger brother of Salwey Winnington.

Winnington was called to the bar at the Middle Temple on 18 May 1694. He married Anne Blome, the niece and heiress of Henry Jeffreys of Ham Castle in Worcestershire, and took the name Edward Jeffreys in about 1709 to inherit the Jeffreys estates.

He sat as MP for Droitwich from 1708 until his death. He was made a King's Counsel in 1711 and again in 1714. From 1711 to 1714, he was Puisne Justice of the Great Sessions for Carmarthenshire, Cardiganshire, and Pembrokeshire, and was Puisne Justice of Chester from 1714 until his death. He left no surviving children, and his estates went to his eldest brother, Salwey Winnington.


Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Edward Foley
Charles Cocks
Member of Parliament for Droitwich
With: Edward Foley 1708–1711
Richard Foley 1711–1726
Succeeded by
Richard Foley
Thomas Winnington
Legal offices
Preceded by
John Warde
Puisne Justice of Chester
Succeeded by
John Willes