Walter Chetwynd 1633-1693
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Sir Walter CHETWYND 1633-93
Of Ingestre, Staffordshire; son of Walter Chetwynd. Admitted to the Middle Temple 1657. MP for Stafford 1674, 1679, 1685 and for Staffordshire in 1690. He worked as a government agent in the 1680s. An antiquary, he compiled A short survey of Staffordshire but the work was not printed until 1909.
Numerous books with his armorial stamps survive. Listed in Edward Bernard's Catalogi manuscriptorum, 1697, as owning 22 manuscripts. The Chetwynd family library was auctioned in London, 18.5.1821.
- British Armorial Bindings.
- History of Parliament.
- Greenslade, M. W. "Chetwynd, Walter (1633–1693), county historian." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
- Maggs, catalogues of the London booksellers Maggs Bros: 1212 (1996)/39.