Richard Bethell, 1st Baron Westbury

Lord Chancellor (1861-1865)

Died aged 73

Richard Bethell, 1st Baron Westbury, PC (30 June 1800 – 20 July 1873) was a British lawyer, judge and Liberal politician. He served as Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain between 1861 and 1865. He was knighted in 1852 and raised to the peerage in 1861.

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Westbury House Built by 1720 for Matthew Smith, clothier. Leased 1788 to Joseph Phelps, clothier. Site in 1791 of riot by workers against scribbling machines. Leased by Dr. Richard Bethell by 1800. His son, Richard, Lord Chancellor 1861 and created Lord Westbury. Owner Charles Timbrell, dyer, mid-late C19 Bradford UDC offices from 1911. Apartments since 1979.

50 St Margaret's Street, Bradford on Avon, United Kingdom where they was