The Right Honble Peter Lord King, Baron Of Ockham, Lord High Chancellor Of Great Britain, &c. 1725..
Mounted in acid-free conservation board ready for framing. Overall size 16½ x 21 inches.
Printed and Sold by John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill.,
Mezzotint portrait, 12 x 9¾ inches with title and coat of arms below.
PETER KING, IST BARON OCKHAM, (1669-1734), was born at Exeter in 1669. In 1700 he was returned to parliament for Beer Alston in Devonshire and appointed recorder of Glastonbury in 1705 and recorder of London in 1708. He was chief justice of the common pleas from 1714 to 1725, when he was appointed speaker of the House of Lords and was elevated to the peerage. In June of 1725 he was made Lord Chancellor, holding office until ill-health forced him to resign in 1733. He died at Ockham, Surrey, on the 22nd of July 1734.
[Stock No. 17014]