Sir John Chetwode, 4th Baronet

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Sir John Chetwode, 4th Baronet (11 May 1764 – 17 December 1845)[1] was a British politician and baronet.

Born in Stockport, he was the only surviving son of Sir John Chetwode, 3rd Baronet and his wife Dorothy Bretland, third daughter of Thomas Bretland.[2] In 1779, he succeeded his father as baronet.[2] Chetwode was High Sheriff of Cheshire in 1789.[3] He entered the British House of Commons in 1815, sitting for Newcastle-under-Lyme until 1818.[4] He represented Buckingham as Member of Parliament (MP) from 1841 until his death in 1845.[5]

On 26 October 1785, he married firstly Lady Henrietta Grey, eldest daughter of George Grey, 5th Earl of Stamford in Dunham Massey.[2] She died in 1826[6] and Chetwode married secondly Elizabeth Bristow, daughter of John Bristow in Hammersmith on 16 May 1827.[3] He had seven daughters and eight sons by his first wife.[6] Chetwode died, aged 82 at his residence in Bognor Regis and was buried in Mucklestone.[7] He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his oldest son John.[7]


  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 24 July 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Debrett, John (1824). Debrett's Baronetage of England. vol. I (5th ed.). London: G. Woodfall. pp. 400–402.
  3. ^ a b "ThePeerage - Sir John Chetwode, 4th Bt". Retrieved 27 March 2007.
  4. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Newcastle-under-Lyme". Retrieved 23 July 2009.
  5. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Buckingham". Retrieved 23 July 2009.
  6. ^ a b Sylvanus, Urban (1826). The Gentleman's Magazine. part II. London: John Nichols and Son. p. 94.
  7. ^ a b Sylvanus, Urban (1846). The Gentleman's Magazine. part I. London: John Bowyer Nichols and Son. p. 315.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Earl Gower
Sir John Boughey
Member of Parliament for Newcastle-under-Lyme
With: Sir John Boughey
Succeeded by
William Shepherd Kinnersley
Robert Wilmot
Preceded by
Sir Harry Verney
Sir Thomas Fremantle, Bt
Member of Parliament for Buckingham
With: Sir Thomas Fremantle, Bt
Succeeded by
John Hall
Sir Thomas Fremantle, Bt
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
John Chetwode
(of Oakley)
Succeeded by
John Newdigate-Ludford-Chetwode