Thomas Wyndham (of Dunraven Castle)

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Thomas Wyndham ( c. 1763 – 28 November 1814), [1] was a Welsh politician.

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He was the oldest son of Charles Edwin (formerly Wyndham) MP, and of Llanmihangel Plas and Dunraven Castle. His mother was Eleanor, the daughter of James Rooke, an MP for Monmouthshire. [2] He was educated at Eton and at Wadham College, Oxford. [2]

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He was elected in 1789 as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Glamorgan, and held the seat until his death in 1814. [2]

In 1810 his daughter Caroline married Hon. Windham Quin, who succeeded in 1824 as the 2nd Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl.

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  1. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "G" (part 1)
  2. 1 2 3 Port, M. H. (1964). L. Namier; J. Brooke (eds.). "WYNDHAM, Thomas (?1763-1814), of Dunraven Castle, Glam". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. Boydell and Brewer. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles Edwin
Member of Parliament for Glamorgan
1789 – 1800
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Glamorgan
1801 – 1814
Succeeded by
Benjamin Hall