Sunday 29 April 2018

Sir Robert Weston, bust by John Cheere, Codrington Library

The Codrington Library Plaster Busts by John Cheere

All Souls College, Oxford University.

Part 7. Sir Robert Weston (d. 1573).

Lord Chancellor of Ireland.

Sir Robert Weston, Lord chancellor of Ireland, was the 7th son of John Weston of Lichfield, Staffs. He attended All Souls, Oxford, studied Civil Law, and attained the degree of BCL on 17 February 1538 and DCL on the 20 July 1556. MP for Exeter Mar 1553, the city of Lichfield 1558, 1559.

He held the office of Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Lord High Chancellor [Ireland], 1567—1573, and Dean of Wells between 1570 and 1573.


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