GWYN, Edward Prideaux (?1698-1736), of Llansannor, Glam. and Forde Abbey, Dorset.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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22 Feb. 1724 - 1727
1727 - 18 Apr. 1729

Family and Education

b. ?1698, 1st s. of Francis Gwyn and bro. of Francis Gwyn. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 9 Dec. 1713, aged 15; M. Temple 22 July 1714. unm. suc. fa. 1734.

Offices Held


The ‘great confident’ and correspondent of Hearne, the Oxford antiquary, Gwyn devoted much of his time to antiquarian matters, including the collection of material for a history of Devonshire.1 He succeeded his father as a Tory at Christchurch in 1724, and again at Wells in 1727, but was unseated on petition two years later. He died c. June 1736.2

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. HMC Portland, vii. 234; Hearne, Colls. (Oxf. Hist. Soc.), vi. 95; ix. 360 and passim.
  • 2. PCC Admon. Act Bk. 1736.