WINDSOR, Hon. Andrews (c.1678-1765), of Southampton, Hants.
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Family and Education
b. c.1678, 4th s. of Thomas Windsor, 1st Earl of Plymouth, being 3rd by his 2nd w. Ursula, da. and coh. of Sir Thomas Widdrington† of Cheeseburn Grange, Northumb.; bro. of Hon. Dixie* and Thomas Windsor*, Visct. Windsor. unm.
Cornet, R. Horse Gds. 1698; capt. 1 Ft. Gds. 1703; brevet col. 1706; col. 28 Ft. 1709–15; brig.-gen. 1711.
Freeman, Droitwich by 1706.1
A professional soldier, Windsor fought at Blenheim, Ramillies and Malplaquet, where he was wounded. He had retained his commission in 1707 when his two brothers lost theirs, probably because he was not in the Commons at the time. In 1709, at the insistence of the Duke of Marlborough (John Churchill†), he obtained command of a regiment. He was returned for Bramber in 1710 on the interest of his brother, Viscount Windsor, but his parliamentary activity is difficult to distinguish from that of his other brother Dixie. He was classed as one of the ‘worthy patriots’ who detected the mismanagements of the previous administration in the first session of this Parliament, and, as a Hanoverian Tory, he was classed in the Worsley list as a Tory who would sometimes vote with the Whigs. His regiment was disbanded after the accession of George I. Although he did not seek re-election at Bramber in 1715, he did briefly represent Monmouth during the last years of the 1715 Parliament. He died in about November 1765.2