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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).

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Sir John Willes

by Thomas Hudson
oil on canvas, engraved 1744
On display at Royal Courts of Justice, London
NPG 484

D18550

Sir John Willes

by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, 1742
NPG D18550

D37074

Sir John Willes

by and published by John Faber Jr, sold by John Ryall, and sold by Robert Withy, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, 1744
NPG D37074

D37075

Sir John Willes

by and published by George Vertue, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
engraving, published 1744
NPG D37075

D4813

Sir John Willes

by and published by John Faber Jr, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, 1744
NPG D4813

D4814

Sir John Willes

by Johnson, after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, 1746
NPG D4814

D18912

Sir John Willes

by and published by George Vertue, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
engraving, published 1744
NPG D18912