John Powell (1645–1713)

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John Powell (1645–1713), of Gloucester, was an English politician and lawyer.

He was elected as Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Gloucester in 1685.

Legal career[edit]

He was appointed as a Baron of the Exchequer in 1691, and transferred to Common Pleas in 1695 and then to Queen's Bench in 1702.[1] He was the judge at one of England's last witchcraft trials, that of Jane Wenham in 1712.


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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Lord Herbert
Sir Charles Berkeley
Member of Parliament for Gloucester
With: John Wagstaffe
Succeeded by
Sir Duncombe Colchester
William Cooke