VAUGHAN, Edward III (d.1718), of Glan-y-Llyn, Merion. and Llwydiarth, Mont.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Family and Education

1st s. of Howel Vaughan of Glan-y-Llyn by Elizabeth, da. of Humphrey Jones of Ddol, Ysceifiog, Flints. m. settlement 24 Aug. 1672, Mary (d. 8 Dec. 1727), da. and coh. of John Purcell of Nantcribba, Mont., 1s. d.v.p. 2da. suc. fa. 1669.1

Offices Held

J.p. Mont. 1670-Apr. 1688, Denb. 1672-Apr. 1688 Merion. 1678-Apr. 1688, Denb., Mont. and Merion, Oct. 1688-?d.; commr. for assessment, Mont. and Merion. 1763-80, Denb. 1677-80, Mont., Merion. and Denb. 1689-90; dep. lt. Mont. and Merion. 1674-Feb. 1688, Merion. 1689-?96, Mont. 1701-?d.; sheriff, Mont. Jan.-Nov. 1688; custos rot. Merion. 1711-?14.


Vaughan’s ancestor acquired Glan-y-Llyn in 1504. A parvenu in county politics in 1647, his father served on a number of local commissions until the Restoration, and succeeded to Llwydiarth in 1661. Vaughan’s property was estimated at between £2,000 and £3,000 p.a. in 1675. He first stood for Montgomery Boroughs in 1678 when the Hon. Henry Herbert succeeded to the peerage, and had obtained a comfortable lead in the outboroughs when the poll was abandoned owing to the dissolution of the Cavalier Parliament. A month later he was elected for the county, and held the seat for the rest of his life, though no committee work or speeches can be positively ascribed to him in the Exclusion Parliaments. Shaftesbury first marked him ‘base’, but altered his assessment to ‘honest’, a mistake, for he voted against the first exclusion bill. In James II’s Parliament he was probably app