Nicholas Lechmere, 1st Baron Lechmere
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.
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.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Burke's Extinct Peerage (London: Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley, 1831)
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