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Sir Job Charlton, 1st Baronet KS (c 1614 – 26 May 1697) was Speaker of the British House of Commons from 4 February 1673 to 18 February 1673[1]

Charlton was born in London, and became a barrister and member of Lincoln's Inn. He was created serjeant-at-law upon the Restoration. In 1661, he was made Judge of the Council of Wales and the Marches, and was knighted and made Chief Justice of Chester in 1662. He was made a King's Serjeant in 1668. Elected to the House of Commons for Ludlow in 1660, he briefly served as Speaker in 1673, pleading ill-health to retire. He left Parliament in 1679, and was forced out of the post of Chief Justice of Chester in 1680 when Judge Jeffreys desired it, being placed in the Court of Common Pleas instead.

Charlton received a baronetcy in 1686, and recovered the Chief Justiceship of Chester, which he left in 1689.


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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Ludlow
with Timothy Littleton 1660–1670
Somerset Fox 1670–1679

Succeeded by
Somerset Fox
Francis Charlton
Legal offices
Preceded by
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, Bt
Chief Justice of Chester
Succeeded by
Sir George Jeffreys
Preceded by
Sir Edward Lutwyche
Chief Justice of Chester
Succeeded by
Sir John Trenchard
Baronetage of England
New creation Baronet
(of Ludford)
Succeeded by
Francis Charlton


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