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Number of voters:
about 1,300 in 1774
|11 Feb. 1715||EDWARD VAUGHAN|
|9 Jan. 1719||PRICE DEVEREUX vice Vaughan, deceased|
|17 Apr. 1722||PRICE DEVEREUX|
|18 Sept. 1727||PRICE DEVEREUX|
|10 May 1734||PRICE DEVEREUX|
|12 Dec. 1740||ROBERT WILLIAMS vice Devereux, deceased|
|28 May 1741||SIR WATKIN WILLIAMS WYNN|
|2 Apr. 1742||ROBERT WILLIAMS vice Wynn, chose to sit for Denbighshire|
|17 July 1747||EDWARD KYNASTON|
At the beginning of the eighteenth century the dominant interests in Montgomeryshire were those of Edward Vaughan of Llwydiarth, the Member since 1679, and of the Marquess of Powis, who did not recover his Jacobite father’s estates till 1722. On Vaughan’s death in 1718 his estate and influence passed to his son-in-law Watkin Williams Wynn, whose nominees were always returned unopposed for the county, with the support of the Marquess of Powis.1 Wynn himself in 1741 temporarily replaced his brother after his own defeat in Denbighshire.
Author: Peter D.G. Thomas
- 1. NLW, Powis Castle mss 1101.