VAUGHAN, William Gwyn (?1681-1753), of Trebarried, Brec.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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30 Aug. 1721 - 1734

Family and Education

b. ?1681, 2nd s. of Gwyn Vaughan of Trebarried by Mary, da. of William Lucy, bp. of St. Davids 1660-77. educ. Queen’s, Oxf. 12 May 1698, aged 16. m. Frances, da. and h. of John Vaughan of Hergest, 6s. 2da. suc. bro. Thomas 1694.

Offices Held


Vaughan was returned as a Tory in 1721, when his name was sent to the Pretender as a probable supporter in the event of a rising.1 A list of payments totalling £2,000 to Members of Parliament, apparently prepared by Sunderland for George I about this time, contains the item: ‘à M. Vaughan, beaufrère de M. Morgan de Tredegar, £200’. He spoke against the Government on the Hessians in 1730,2 and on the army estimates, 15 Feb. 1733, voting against the excise bill that year and for the repeal of the Septennial Act in 1734. Defeated in 1734 by an opposition Whig, he did not stand again. He died 31 Aug. 1753.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Peter D.G. Thomas


  • 1. Stuart mss 65/16.
  • 2. Knatchbull Diary, 5 Feb. 1730.