WINDSOR, Hon. Andrews (1678-1765), of Southampton.
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b. 1678, 4th s. of Thomas Windsor, 1st Earl of Plymouth, being 3rd s. by his 2nd w. Ursula, da. and coh. of Sir Thomas Widdrington, M.P., Speaker of the House of Commons, of Cheeseburn Grange, Northumb.; yr. bro. of Hon. Dixie Windsor. unm.
Cornet, R. Horse Gds. 1698, capt. and lt.-col. 1 Ft. Gds. 1703; brevet-col. 1706; col. 28 Ft. 1709-15; brig.-gen. 1711.
A professional soldier, who had fought at Blenheim, Ramillies and Malplaquet, Windsor represented Bramber as a Tory on the interest of his elder brother, Lord Windsor, under Queen Anne. Narrowly defeated in 1715 for Monmouth on the Duke of Beaufort’s interest, he was one of the Tory officers who were dismissed on the outbreak of the rebellion that year. Returned unopposed for Monmouth at a by-election in 1720, he once more contested Bramber in 1722 but was unsuccessful. He did not stand again, dying about November 1765.1
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Authors: Peter D.G. Thomas / R. S. Lea
- 1. Lond. Mag. 1765, p. 598; PCC 164 Tyndall.