WYNDHAM, Thomas III (1664-98), of Salisbury, Wilts. and Lincoln's Inn.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Family and Education

b. 24 Jan. 1664, 7th but 4th surv. s. of Sir Wadham Wyndham, and bro. of John Wyndham and William Wyndham. educ. Wadham, Oxf. 1681; L. Inn 1679, called 1688. m. lic. 11 Oct. 1693, Margaret, da. and coh. of Thomas Moore of Hawkchurch, Dorset, 2s. 1da.1

Offices Held

Freeman, Salisbury 1683, Poole 1685; commr. for assessment, Wilts. 1689-90, L. Inn 1690; j.p. Dorset 1694-d; recorder, Southampton 1696-d.2


Like so many younger sons of his family, Wyndham became a professional lawyer. He was less of a Tory than his eldest brother, and presumably his election for Wilton, three miles from Salisbury, was not disagreeable to the Earl of Pembroke (Thomas Herbert). He did not vote to agree with the Lords that the throne was not vacant and he was not an active Member of the Convention, serving on no more than nine committees, including those to inspect the coronation oath and to inquire into the authors and advisers of recent grievances. He was probably teller for the adjournment on 18 May 1689, and on 13 June he was sent with William Williams to desire the attendance of the judges who had given their opinions to James II on the suspending and dispensing powers. He died on 18 Apr. 1698 and was buried at Hawkchurch. None of his male issue sat in Parliament.3

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Author: John. P. Ferris


  • 1. Misc. Gen. et Her. (ser. 2), iv. 55; Mar. Lic. (Harl. Soc. xxxi), 270.
  • 2. Poole archives B17; Hoare, Wilts. Salisbury, 478; J. S. Davies, Hist. Southampton, 185.
  • 3. Hutchins, Dorset, iv. 54.