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Encyclopedia > William Lee (English judge)

Sir William Lee (1688 - 1754-04-08) was a British jurist and politician. // Events A high-powered conspiracy of notables, the Immortal Seven, invite William and Mary to depose James II of England. ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


He was an MP from 1727 until 1730 when he became a Justice of the King's Bench. Lee was Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales from 1737-06-08 until his sudden death in 1754. He was appointed as Chancellor of the Exchequer as a temporary expedient on 1754-03-08, with his brother Sir George Lee as Under Treasurer of the Exchequer, until April 6. Lord Campbell noted that Lee 'certainly stood up for the rights of woman more strenuously than any English judge before or since his time'. The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales was, historically, the second-highest judge of the Courts of England and Wales, after the Lord Chancellor. ... Events 12 February — The San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is inaugurated. ... June 8 is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the title held by the British Cabinet minister responsible for all economic and financial matters. ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell (17 September 1779-1861), was a British politician and Lord Chancellor of Great Britain. ...


References

  • J. C. D. Clark, The Dynamics of Change: The Crisis of the 1750s and English Party Systems (Cambridge University Press, 2002).
  • Lord Campbell, The Lives of the Chief Justices of England: Volume III (Cockcroft and Co, 1878).
Legal offices
Preceded by
The Lord Hardwicke
Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench
1737–1754
Succeeded by
Sir Dudley Ryder
Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Pelham
Chancellor of the Exchequer
1754
Succeeded by
Henry Bilson Legge

 
 

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