WEARG, Sir Clement (c.1686-1726), of the Inner Temple, London.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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10 Mar. 1724 - 6 Apr. 1726

Family and Education

b. c.1686, 1st s. of Thomas Wearg of the Inner Temple by Mary Fletcher of Ely, Cambs. educ. Peterhouse, Camb. 1706; I. Temple 1706, called 1711, bencher 1723. m. 1 Oct. 1723, Elizabeth, da. of Sir James Montagu, chief baron of the Exchequer, s.p. Kntd. 4 Feb. 1724.

Offices Held

Solicitor-gen. Feb. 1724-d.


Wearg, a successful lawyer, was counsel for the Crown in the proceedings against Atterbury and his fellow conspirators 1722-3. Defeated for Shaftesbury in 1722, he was brought in for Helston by Lord Godolphin in 1724,1 when he was appointed solicitor-general in succession to Sir Robert Raymond, to whose seat he also succeeded. He managed the impeachment of Lord Chancellor Macclesfield in 1725, in which year he gave legal support to Bolingbroke’s petition for the restoration of his estates. He died of a violent fever 6 Apr. 1726.2

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


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  • 2. Pol. State, xxxi. 430-1.