VAUGHAN, Hon. Altham (c.1642-82), of Golden Grove, Llanfihangel Aberbythych, Carm.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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22 Feb. 1677
Mar. 1679
Oct. 1679

Family and Education

b. c.1642, 6th s. of Richard Vaughan, 2nd Earl of Carbery [I], being 4th s. by 2nd w. Frances, da. of Sir James Altham of Oxhey, Herts. and coh. to her bro. Sutton; bro. of Francis, Lord Vaughan and Hon. John Vaughan. unm.

Offices Held

J.p. Carm. 1669-d.; common councilman, Carmarthen by 1672-d., mayor 1672-3; commr. for assessment, Carm. and Carmarthen 1673-80; dep. lt. Carm. and Card. 1674-d., steward, crown manors 1677-d.; col. of militia ft. Carm. by 1679-d.1


Vaughan was nominated for the proposed order of the Royal Oak with an estate of £1,000 p.a., presumably settled on him by his father out of the Golden Grove property. On the death of the 5th Viscount Hereford, he was granted the stewardship of numerous crown manors in Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire. Returned for the latter county at a by-election in the same year, he was inactive, though ‘Col. Altham Vaughan’ was classed by Shaftesbury as ‘thrice worthy’. He made no speeches and no committee work can be ascribed to him with certainty. As a member of the corporation, he transferred to the borough for the three Exclusion Parliaments. In 1679 he was again marked ‘worthy’, but voted against the first exclusion bill. He was buried on 16 Feb. 1682 at Llanfihangel Aberbythych. In the inventory his possessions were valued at £368 10s.6d.2

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Authors: Leonard Naylor / Geoffrey Jaggar


  • 1. Trans. Cymmrod. Soc. 1963, p. 128; CSP Dom. 1673-5, p. 116.
  • 2. CSP Dom. 1660-1, p. 497; Cal. Treas. Bks. v. 526-7; Carm. RO, Cawdor pprs. 1, box. 10.