and was buried on the 18th in St. Mary Aldermanbury Church. Jeffreys married, secondly, in June 1679 (Hist. MSS. Comm. 7th Rep. p. 472), Ann, daughter of Sir Thomas Bludworth, ex-lord mayor of London, and widow of Sir John Jones of Fonmon, Glamorganshire. This lady appears to have had a very doubtful reputation, and the marriage formed the subject of several lampoons. By his second wife Jeffreys had two sons and four daughters, all of whom died infants, excepting Mary, his eldest daughter, who married Charles Dive of Lincoln's Inn, and died on 4 Oct. 1711, in the thirty-first year of her age (cf. inscription in St. Mary Aldermanbury Church). The second Lady Jeffreys survived her husband several years, and died in 1703.
Jeffreys, John, second Baron Jeffreys of Wem (1670?–1702), was educated at Westminster School, where in 1685 he was admitted head into college, but did not stay for election. He is described as ‘a Person of very good Parts’ (Annals of Queen Anne, 1703, i. 231). He was, however, of dissipated habits, and is said to have exceeded even his father in his powers of drinking. A curious account of a broil ‘in a coffee-house near Gray's Inn’ in which he was involved in 1690 is preserved among the Pine Coffin MSS. (Hist. MSS. Comm. 5th Rep. p. 380). He took his seat in the House of Lords on 12 Nov. 1694 (Journals of the House of Lords, xv. 431), and in February 1696 refused to sign the ‘association’ recognising William as the rightful and lawful king (Luttrell, iv. 22). During the debate on the second reading of Sir John Fenwick's Attainder Bill he is said to have had a violent dispute with Lord Monmouth (afterwards Lord Peterborough), who had made some severe reflections on the memory of the late lord chancellor (Macaulay, ii. 609). From the ‘Journals of the House of Lords,’ however, it would appear that the altercation was between the Earl of Scarborough and Jeffreys, as an injunction was laid on those lords on 23 Dec. 1696, ‘that they do not resent what each other hath said’ (xvi. 48). In May 1700 Jeffreys was instrumental in substituting a public funeral in honour of Dryden for the private ceremony which had been determined on (Malone, Prose Works of John Dryden, 1800, vol. i. pt. i. pp. 347–82). Jeffreys died on 9 May 1702, and in default of male issue the barony became extinct. No fewer than eighteen protests are signed by the second Lord Jeffreys (Rogers, Complete Collection of the Protests of the Lords, 1875, i. 125–63). In 1709 a private act of parliament was obtained for vesting the real estate of which he had been possessed in Shropshire, Leicestershire, and Buckinghamshire in trustees, ‘to be sold for the payment of debts and portions and other purposes therein mentioned’ (Journals of the House of Lords, xviii. 723). Two small pieces in ‘Poems on Affairs of State,’ 1703–4, viz. ‘A Fable,’ and a translation of an elegy in Latin verse by Dr. Bentley on the death of the Duke of Gloucester (ii. 241, iii. 380–1), are said to have been written by him; but the first-mentioned piece was probably by Prior. He married in July 1688 Lady Charlotte Herbert, daughter and heiress of Philip, seventh earl of Pembroke (Luttrell, i. 451; Hist. MSS. Comm. 5th Rep. p. 379), by whom he had an only surviving child, Henrietta Louisa, who married, on 14 July 1720, Thomas, first earl of Pomfret. It is said that while the Countess of Pomfret was travelling on the western road with her children she was hooted at by the peasants when they learnt that she was the grand-daughter of the lord chief justice, and according to a correspondent in ‘Notes and Queries’ the memory of ‘the bloody assizes’ was still preserved in the district by the change of the name of the well-known children's game Tom Tiddler's ground into ‘Judge Jeffreys' ground’ (Notes and Queries, 1st ser. vi. 432). The widow of the second Baron Jeffreys on 29 Aug. 1703 married Thomas, first viscount Windsor (Luttrell, v. 333). There is an engraving of the second Lord Jeffreys, ‘from a drawing in the collection of Thomas Thompson, M.P.,’ in Walpole's ‘Noble Authors’ (ed. Park, iv. opp. p. 10).