WILLIAMS, Richard (?1699-1759), of Penbedw, Denb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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22 Mar. 1742 - 1747

Family and Education

b. ?1699, 3rd s. of Sir William Williams, 2nd Bt., M.P., of Llanforda, Salop and Glascoed, Denb. by Jane, da. and h. of Edward Thelwall of Plasyward, Denb.; bro. of Robert Williams and Watkin Williams Wynn. educ. Balliol, Oxf. 11 July 1717, aged 18. m. (2) Charlotte, da. and coh. of Richard Mostyn of Penbedw, 1s.; (3) bef. 1742, Annabella, da. and h. of Charles Lloyd of Drenewydd, Salop, 4s. 4da. Inherited estate of Penbedw from 2nd w.

Offices Held


Richard Williams stood for Flint on the Tory interest in 1741 reluctantly, on the insistence of his brother, Sir Watkin Williams Wynn. Awarded the seat on petition, he voted against the Hanoverians in 1742 and 1744, but was absent from the division on them in 1746, and did not stand again. He died 12 Apr. 1759.

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Author: Peter D.G. Thomas