LECHMERE, Anthony (1674-1720), of Hanley Castle, Worcs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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11 Oct. - 20 Dec. 1710
18 June 1714 - June 1717

Family and Education

b. 17 June 1674,1 1st s. of Edmund Lechmere of Hanley Castle, Worcs. by Lucy, da. of Anthony Hungerford of Farleigh Castle, Som.; bro. of Nicholas Lechmere. educ. Eton 1690; M. Temple 1693. m. by 1709, Anne, da. of Thomas Foley of Stoke Edith, Herefs., 1s. 1da. suc. fa. 1703.

Offices Held

Receiver gen. and cashier of the customs 1717-d.2


The Lechmeres had been settled at Hanley Castle on the Severn, north of Tewkesbury, since before the time of Edward I.3 ‘Honest ingenious’ Anthony Lechmere was classed as a Whig in 1715, when he was re-elected unopposed on his family’s interest, but his only recorded vote was against the septennial bill. In June 1717 he was appointed to office to vacate a seat for his younger brother Nicholas Lechmere. He died of apoplexy 8 Feb. 1720.4

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Shirley Matthews


  • 1. E. P. Shirley, Hanley and House of Lechmere, 46.
  • 2. Cal. Treas. Bks. xxxi. 375.
  • 3. Nash, Worcs. i. 560; Fosbrooke, Glos. ii. 254.
  • 4. Shirley, 54.