WILLIAMS, Sir Nicholas, 1st. Bt. (1681-1745), of Edwinsford, Carm.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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18 Dec. 1724 - 19 July 1745

Family and Education

b. 1681, 1st s. of Sir Rice Williams of Edwinsford by his 2nd w. Mary, da. of John Vaughan of Llanelly, Carm. educ. Eton 1698; Queens’ Camb. 1698; I. Temple 1699, called 1705. m. 19 June 1712, Mary (articles of separation 25 June 1720),1 da. of Charles Cocks, M.P., of Worcester, s.p. suc. fa. 1694; cr. Bt. 30 July 1707.

Offices Held

Chamberlain, Brec. Glam. and Rad. 1734-d.; ld. lt. and custos rot. Carm. 1735-40.


Williams, who won his seat on petition, voted regularly for the Walpole ministry, from which he obtained legal offices, carrying a salary of £500 each, for himself and his brother Thomas, chamberlain from 1731 of the other South Wales circuit. After Walpole’s fall he voted with the new Administration on the Hanoverians in 1742. He died 19 July 1745, aged 64.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Peter D.G. Thomas


  • 1. Sir F. D. Williams-Drummond, Annals of Edwinsford, 37.