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Sir Littleton Powys
Justice of the King's Bench

(1647-1732)

The older brother of Sir Thomas Powys, Littleton Powys was admitted to Lincoln’s Inn on May Littleton Powys oil portrait12, 1664 and was called to the bar on May 16, 1671. Powys took an active role in the Revolution of 1688, reading the Prince of Orange’s declaration at Shrewsbury. He was given an appointment in July 1689 as second justice of Chester, made a serjeant at law in April 1692, and knighted in December of the same year. Powys was appointed a baron of the Court of Exchequer in October 1695 and remained there until he was raised to the King’s Bench on January 26, 1701. He was reappointed during Queen Anne’s ascension and again after the ascension of George I. Powys was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1724 and retired from his office in October 1726.

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