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Ashworth, Hon. Sir John (Percy)locked

(Hon. Mr Justice Ashworth)

Kt 1954

Born 3 Feb. 1906; s of Percy Ashworth, Ollerton, Bolton; unmarried; died 26 Sept. 1975

DLMBE 1944; Judge of Queen’s Bench Division, High Court of Justice, since October 1954


Winchester; Christ Church, Oxford


Junior Counsel: to the Post Office, 1936; to the Treasury (Common Law), 1950–54. Staffs QS, Dep. Chm., 1951–63, Chm., 1963–71; Presiding Judge, Midland and Oxford Circuit, 1970–74. Chancellor of Diocese: of Rochester, 1943–54; of London, 1944–54; of Lichfield, 1947–54. Served War of 1939–45, Intelligence Corps, 1940–45 (despatches). DL Stafford, 1973


Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, WC2

Fradswell Hall, Stafford

Weston (Staffs) 270210

26 Stourcliffe Close, W1

01–723 3766