John Willes (1721–1784)

Sir John Willes (c. 1721 – 24 November 1784) was an English politician.

He was the eldest son of John Willes, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, and his wife Margaret Brewster. Edward Willes, judge of the Court of King's Bench, was his younger brother. He was educated at Worcester College, Oxford (1738) and studied law at Lincoln's Inn (1734). He succeeded his father to Astrop Park near Banbury in 1761. [1]

He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Banbury 17461754, and for Aylesbury 17541761.

He died in 1784. In 1754 he had married Frances, the daughter and heiress of Thomas Freke, a Bristol merchant. They had 1 son and 3 daughters.


  1. "WILLES, John (?1721-84), of Astrop, Northants". History of Parliament. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Moore
Member of Parliament for Banbury
Succeeded by
Lord North
Preceded by
Edward Willes
The Earl of Inchiquin
Member of Parliament for Aylesbury
With: Thomas Potter 17541757
John Wilkes 17571761
Succeeded by
Welbore Ellis
John Wilkes
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