KEMYS TYNTE, Sir Charles, 5th Bt. (1710-85), of Halswell, nr. Bridgwater, Som. and Cefn Mably, Glam.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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14 Mar. 1745 - 1747
1747 - 1774

Family and Education

b. 19 May 1710, 3rd s. of Sir John Tynte, 2nd Bt., M.P., by Jane, da. of Sir Charles Kemys, 3rd Bt., M.P., of Cefn Mably; bro. of Sir Halswell Tynte. m. 9 Mar. 1738, Anne, da. of Rev. Thomas Busby of Addington, Bucks., s.p. suc. uncle Sir Charles Kemys, 4th Bt., 1735 and took name of Kemys before Tynte; bro. as 5th Bt. 15 Aug. 1740.

Offices Held

Steward of anniversary dinner of independent electors of Westminster 1748.


After contesting Glamorgan unsuccessfully in the Tory interest in January 1745, Tynte was brought in for Monmouth in March by the Duke of Beaufort. From 1747 he was returned for Somerset till he retired in 1774. The 2nd Lord Egmont in his electoral survey c.1749-50 describes him as having ‘a very good interest at Bridgwater and (without management) will expect to be suffered to exert it for one Tory’. He died 25 Apr. 1785.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick