Chetwynd, Walter, (1633 -1693)
Walter Chetwynd, of Ingestre in Staffordshire, was the only son of Walter Chetwynd of Ingestre, and Frances, daughter and heir of Edward Hesilrige, of Arthingworth in Northamptonshire. He was admitted to the Middle Temple 2 December 1651. He was Member of Parliament for Stafford 1674, 1679, 1685 and 1690 1693. As an antiquary he was especially interested in the antiquities of Staffordshire and Leicestershire, and helped Plot with his Natural History of Staffordshire. His collections were also used by Shaw, and by Burton in his History of Leicestershire. In 1678 he was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society. He married Anne, daughter of Sir Edward Bagot, 2nd Baronet, of Blithfield, but they had no surviving children, and on his death his estates passed to his cousin Walter Chetwynd, son of John Chetwynd of Rudge, who was afterwards levated to Viscount Chetwynd in the peerage of Ireland. The Chetwynd library was sold at auction for the 5th Viscount by R. H. Evans 18 May 1821.