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John styled The Honourable John Villiers until 1787 and The Right Honourable John Villiers from 1787 to 1824, was a British peer and Member of Parliament. He was born on 14 November 1757 the second son of Thomas Villiers, 1st Earl of Clarendon, and his wife Lady Charlotte, On 6 February 1782 Villiers was made joint King's Counsel in the Duchy Court of Lancaster by his father, who then was chancellor of the Duchy. From 29 July 1786 until his succession to the peerage he was surveyor of woods south of the Trent of the Duchy of Lancaster. He was added to the Privy Council and made Comptroller of the king's Household on 19 February 1787. This position at court he filled for three years, and on 24 February 1790 he was made a Commissioner of the Board of Trade. He was Recorder and Under-Steward of New Windsor from 1789 to 1806. Villiers was appointed colonel of the First Regiment of Fencible Cavalry on 14 March 1794, and was granted the rank of colonel in the army during service in the field.
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