William Godwin's Diary


Edward Bearcroft, judge, was MP for Hindon 1784-90 and appointed chief justice of Chester July 1788, serving to his death on 20 November 1796. At the same time, Francis Burton (1744-1832) was appointed second justice of Chester.

See William Retlaw, The Parliamentary History of the County of Worcester (Jakeman and Carver, 1897) p. 105.