Lefevre, John George Shaw, Sir (1797 -1879)
John George Shaw Lefevre was the second son of Charles Shaw Lefevre M.P., and Helena, daughter and heir of John Lefevre of Heckfield Place in Hampshire, and Old Ford in Middlesex. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was Senior Wrangler in 1818. He entered the Inner Temple and was called to the bar in 1824. Member of Parliament for Petersfield 1832 1833, he was appointed Under Secretary for the Colonies in 1833. He was also a Poor Law Commissioner 1834, Joint Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trade 1841, Deputy Clerk of the Parliaments 1848, and Clerk of the Parliament from 1856 1875. He was made a K.C.B. in 1857. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society. He married, 29 December 1824, Rachel Emily, fifth daughter of Ichabod Wright Esq. of Mapperley in Nottinghamshire.