Sir John Chichester, 1st Baronet, of Arlington Court

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John Palmer Bruce Chichester, 1st Baronet (c. 1794 – 20 December 1851) was an English Whig and Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1831 to 1841.

Arlington Court, Devon, England

Chichester was the son of Colonel John Chichester of Arlington Court, Barnstaple.[1] He served in the Royal Navy. Chichester became High Sheriff of Cardiganshire in 1831 when he was living at Llanbadarn Fawr.

At the 1831 general election Chichester was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Barnstaple. He held the seat until 1841.[2] He was created a baronet in 1840.[3]

Chichester died at the age of 57.

Chichester married Caroline Thistlethwayte. Their son Alexander inherited the baronetcy.[4]


  1. ^ Parks and Gardens UK - Arlington Court, Barnstaple
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment Commons constituencies
  3. ^ "No. 19872". The London Gazette. 7 July 1840. p. 1599.
  4. ^ Sir Alexander Bruce Chichester Archived 29 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Tudor
Stephens Lyne-Stephens
Member of Parliament for Barnstaple
With: Frederick Hodgson 1831–32
Charles St John Fancourt 1832–37
Frederick Hodgson from 1837
Succeeded by
Montague Gore
Frederick Hodgson