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George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem (1645-1689), Judge and Lord Chancellor

Sitter in 14 portraits
The infamous 'Judge Jeffreys, a lawyer, was appointed Lord Chief Justice in 1683. His reputation was founded on the ruthless manner in which he conducted the 'Bloody Assize' in the West Country in 1685, condemning hundreds to death after Monmouth's rebellion. As a reward James II made him Lord Chancellor. At the Revolution in 1688 he was nearly lynched by a London mob. He took refuge in the Tower, where he died of natural causes.

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George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem

attributed to William Wolfgang Claret
oil on canvas, circa 1678-1680
NPG 56

D29878

George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem

by Robert White, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, circa 1684
NPG D29878

D20325

George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem

by Robert White, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, circa 1684
NPG D20325

D30857

George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem

by Edward Cooper, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D30857

D30858

George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem

published by Edward Cooper, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D30858

D12005

George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem

published by Edward Cooper, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1686
NPG D12005

D29882

George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, published by William Richardson
line engraving, published 1794
NPG D29882

D19694

George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem

by William Bond, published by Philip Yorke, after Joseph Allen
stipple engraving, published 1 August 1798
NPG D19694

D30920

George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem

by Abraham Wivell, published by Thomas Rodd the Elder, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, published 1819
NPG D30920

D3166

George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem

by Abraham Wivell, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, published 1819
NPG D3166

D39937

The Trial of William Russell, Lord Russell 1683

by Sir George Hayter
etching, 1825
NPG D39937

D39938

Key to The Trial of William Russell, Lord Russell 1683

after Sir George Hayter
etching, (1825)
NPG D39938

D39939

Key to The Trial of William Russell, Lord Russell 1683

after Sir George Hayter
etching, (1825)
NPG D39939

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