LEICESTER, Sir Peter, 4th Bt. (1732-70), of Tabley, Cheshire

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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11 Mar. 1767 - 29 Nov. 1768

Family and Education

b. Dec. 1732, 1st s. of Sir John Byrne, 3rd Bt., of Timogue, Queen’s County by Meriel, da. and h. of Sir Francis Leicester, 3rd Bt., wid. of Fleetwood Legh of Bank.  educ. B.N.C. Oxf. 1750.  m. 6 July 1755, Catherine, da. and coh. of Sir William Fleming, 1st Bt., of Rydal, Westmld. 3s. 1da.  suc. fa. Jan. 1742; to estates of his maternal gd.-fa. 5 Aug. 1742, and took name of Leicester 1744.

Offices Held


At the by-election of 1767 Leicester was returned unopposed. In 1768 he contested Preston on the corporation interest in opposition to that of Lord Strange. He was returned but unseated by the House of Commons.

He died 12 Feb. 1770.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke