WYNDHAM, Thomas (1664-98), of Wyld Court, Hawkchurch, Devon

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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1689 - 1695

Family and Education

b. 14 Jan. 1664, 7th but 4th surv. s. of Sir Wadham Wyndham of Ilton, Som. and St. Edmund’s College, Salisbury by Barbara, da. of Sir George Clerke, Grocer, of London and Watford, Northants.; bro. of John† and William Wyndham*.  educ. Salisbury; Wadham, Oxf. 1681; L. Inn 1679, called 1688.  m. lic. 11 Oct. 1693, Margaret (d. 1701), da. and coh. of Thomas Moore of Hawkchurch, 2s. 1da.

Offices Held

Freeman, Salisbury 1683–4, Oct. 1688–d., Poole 1685; recorder, Southampton 1696–d.


Wyndham was classed as a Tory supporter of the Court by Lord Carmarthen (Sir Thomas Osborne†) in 1690. His possible parliamentary activity as recorded in the Journals is indistinguishable from that of namesakes. Robert Harley* listed him in April 1691 with the Country party. Absent at a call of the House on 4 Dec. 1693, he was excused; but, after a second absence on 14 Mar. 1694, he was briefly taken into custody. He secured leave of absence on 17 Dec. 1694, for three weeks, and indefinitely on 21 Feb. following. He did not stand for re-election in 1695. He died on 18 Apr. 1698, and was buried at Hawkchurch.1

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Author: D. W. Hayton


  • 1. H. A. Wyndham, Wyndham Fam. 1; Misc. Gen. et Her. ser. 2, iv. 55, 80; Hoare, Wilts. Chalk, 90; Salisbury, 478, 480, 487; Hutchins, Dorset, iv. 48.