John Chetwynd, 2nd Viscount Chetwynd

John Chetwynd, 2nd Viscount Chetwynd (c.1680 – 21 June 1767), diplomat and politician, was the second son of John Chetwynd and the brother of Walter Chetwynd, 1st Viscount Chetwynd. He succeeded to that Irish peerage in 1736 by virtue of a special remainder.

Earlier in life he was British envoy to Savoy from 1706 to 1713.[1] After returning to England he was Member of Parliament for St Mawes, 1715–1722; for Stockbridge, 1722–1734; and Stafford, 1738–1747. He was also British envoy Extraordinary at Madrid from 1717,[2] until the outbreak of the War of the Quadruple Alliance.

John Chetwynd was married and had two sons and two daughters:

Having outlived both his sons, John was succeeded as Viscount by his brother William.


  1. London Gazette, 5169, 31 October 1713
  2. 1 2 Burke's Peerage (1939), s.v. Chetwynd.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Edward Rolt
Francis Scobell
Member of Parliament for St Mawes
With: William Lowndes
Succeeded by
Sidney Godolphin
Samuel Travers
Preceded by
Thomas Brodrick
Martin Bladen
Member of Parliament for Stockbridge
With: Martin Bladen
Succeeded by
Sir Humphrey Monoux
John Montagu
Preceded by
Thomas Foley
William Chetwynd
Member of Parliament for Stafford
With: William Chetwynd
Succeeded by
John Robins
William Chetwynd
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Paul Methuen
British Minister at Turin
Succeeded by
Preceded by
George Bubb
British Envoy Extraordinary to Spain
1717–1718 (?)
Title next held by
William Stanhope
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Walter Chetwynd
Viscount Chetwynd
Succeeded by
William Chetwynd
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