John Willes (1721–1784)

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Sir John Willes (c. 1721 – 24 November 1784) was an English politician. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Banbury 1746–1754, and for Aylesbury 1754–61. He lived at Astrop Park near Banbury.

He was the eldest son of John Willes, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, and his wife Margaret Brewster; Edward Willes, judge of the Court of King's Bench, was his younger brother.


Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Moore
Member of Parliament for Banbury
Succeeded by
Lord North
Preceded by
Edward Willes
The Earl of Inchiquin
Member of Parliament for Aylesbury
With: Thomas Potter 1754–1757
John Wilkes 1757–1761
Succeeded by
Welbore Ellis
John Wilkes