KYNASTON, Edward (1709-72), of Garth and Bryngwyn, Mont. and Hardwick, Salop.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1734 - 1741
1747 - 18 May 1772

Family and Education

b. 6 Oct. 1709, 1st s. of John Kynaston by his 2nd w. and half-bro. of Corbet Kynaston. educ. Eton 1725; St. John’s, Camb. 1726; L. Inn 1726. m. Victoria, da. and h. of Sir Charles Lloyd, 3rd Bt., of Garth, Mont., s.p. suc. bro. Corbet Kynaston at Bryngwyn and Hardwick 1740; fa.-in-law at Garth 1743.

Offices Held

Recorder, Welshpool 1750-62.


Edward Kynaston was the favourite son of his father, on whose death in 1733 he inherited the greater part of the personal property at the expense of his half-brother, Corbet Kynaston.1 In 1734 he was returned as a Tory for Bishop’s Castle on the interest of John Walcot, voting with the Opposition. He did not stand in 1741 but in 1747 he was brought in for Montgomeryshire by Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, on whose death in 1749 he became trustee for his estate. He was put down as clerk of the Green Cloth in a list of future office holders drawn up by the 2nd Lord Egmont, who wrote of him in his electoral survey, c.1749-50:

This man is reckoned a Jacobite but he talks now in a very different strain from what he did formerly, and declares himself for us [i.e. for Leicester House] — at least for a time.

Nevertheless Lord Powis, on succeeding in 1748 to the estates of the Marquess of Powis, carrying the greatest electoral influence in Montgomeryshire, made no attempt to dislodge Kynaston, who was a nephew of Powis’s follower, Thomas Hill, and was used by both Powis and Hill in negotiations with the Shropshire Tories.

He died 18 May 1772.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson


  • 1. PCC 113 Ockham.