WYNDHAM, Sir Edward, 2nd Bt. (c.1667-95), of Orchard Wyndham, Som.
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b. c.1667, 4th but o. surv. s. of Sir William Wyndham, 1st Bt.†, of Orchard Wyndham by Frances, da. of Anthony Hungerford of Farleigh Castle, Som. m. lic. 14 June 1687, aged 20 (with £6,000), Catherine (d. 1704), da. of Sir William Leveson Gower, 4th Bt.*, 1s. 1da. suc. fa. as 2nd Bt. 29 Oct. 1683.
Commr. rebels’ estates, Som. 1686.1
One of Somerset’s wealthiest gentlemen, Wyndham was re-elected for Ilchester as a Tory in 1690. On the eve of the new Parliament he was classed in one list by Lord Carmarthen (Sir Thomas Osborne†) as a Tory, and in others as a supporter of the Court, while a further listing among Robert Harley’s* papers noted him as a Country supporter. He was, for the most part, an inactive Member, his only substantive appearances in proceedings occurring on 24 Mar. 1690 when he was teller on the Tory side in the disputed Plympton Erle election case; and on 7 Mar. 1694 when he was ordered to convey the Axe navigation bill to the Lords. He died at his residence at St. James’s, Westminster, in June 1695, there being a record of his burial at St. Decuman’s, near Orchard, on the 29th.
Ref Volumes: 1690-1715
Authors: Paula Watson / Andrew A. Hanham
- 1. Cal. Treas. Bks. viii. 545–6.