Search the Collection
Sir John Willes (1685-1761), Judge
Sitter in 7 portraits
Chief Justice of Common Pleas. He became successively a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, a Member of Parliament (1722-37), a judge on the Chester circuit (1726), attorney-general (1734), chief justice of common pleas (1737) and senior commissioner of the great seal (1756-57).
by and published by John Faber Jr, sold by John Ryall, and sold by Robert Withy, after Thomas Hudson