Ancestors of Walter Chetwynd 1st Viscount Chetwynd of Bearhaven.
Walter Chetwynd 1st Viscount Chetwynd of Bearhaven.
Death: 21 Feb 1736
Cause of Death:
Father: John Chetwynd Of Rudge III
Mother: Lucy Roane
Spouses and Children
1. *Mary Berkeley
He matriculated at Christ Church,Oxford on 28 May 1696.
MP for Stafford
Master of the Buckounds between 1705 and 1711
Ranger of St James Park from 1714 to 1727
Keeper of the Mall from 1714 to 1727
High Steward of Stafford in 1717
Lived in Rudge,Shropshire
Lived in Ingestre,Staffordshire
Last Will dated 1735
Walter Chetwynd, 1st Viscount Chetwynd (3 June 1678 \endash 21 February 1736), of Rudge and Ingestre, Staffordshire, succeeded in 1693 to the Ingestre estates on the death of his cousin Walter Chetwynd (1633\endash 1693). He was the eldest son of John Chetwynd (1643\endash 1702)
He served as Member of Parliament from 1702 to 1711, from 1712 to 1722 and again from 1725 to 1734. He was also made Master of the Buckhounds from 1709 to 1711. He was elevated to an Irish Peerage in 1717 as Viscount Chetwynd, with special remainder to his father's descendants. He married Mary, daughter and coheiress of John Berkeley, 4th Viscount Fitzhardinge, but they had no children, so that his title and estates devolved upon his brother, John.
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