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William Foxwist (1610 – 1673?) was a Welshmarker judge and politician in the seventeenth century.

Life

Foxwist was born in 1610 in Caernarvon, Wales. He matriculated at Jesus College, Oxfordmarker in 1628 and then became a barrister, joining Lincoln's Innmarker in 1636 and being called to the bar in 1645. He was Recorder of St Albansmarker and a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn. In 1646, he became judge of the admiralty for North Wales, and later served as puisne justice of the Brecknockmarker circuit (1655–1659) and judge advocate of the Chestermarker circuit (1660). He was MP for Caernarfonmarker (1647–1648), Angleseymarker (1654–1655, during the First Protectorate Parliament), Swansea (1659) and St Albansmarker (1660). He was regarded as a moderate Parliamentarian. Although the date of his death is unknown, his will was dated 1673 and was proved in the same year.

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