LEVETT, John (1721-99), of Lichfield, Staffs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1761 - 1 Feb. 1762

Family and Education

bap. 17 July 1721, 1st s. of Theophilus Levett of Lichfield by his 1st w. Mary, da. and coh. of John Babington of Whittington, Staffs.  educ. Westminster 1736-8; B.N.C. Oxf. 1739; M. Temple 1738; I. Temple 1742, called 1743. unm.  suc. fa. 1746.

Offices Held


Levett stood for Lichfield in 1761 as the candidate of the independent party opposed to the influence of Lord Gower. He received 313 votes, two less than Hugo Meynell who came second on the poll; but on a scrutiny the sheriff struck off seven of Meynell’s votes, and Levett was returned. There is no record of his speaking or voting in the House. He was unseated on petition, and is not known to have stood for Parliament again.

Levett died 22 Nov. 1799.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke