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