WYNN, Richard (1655-1719), of Bedwell Park, Herts. and Charterhouse Yard, London.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1698 - 1700
1705 - 26 Oct. 1719

Family and Education

b. 2 Mar. 1655, s. of Richard Wynn of London, merchant, by his w. Joyce. educ. St. Paul’s; Christ’s, Camb. 1673; I. Temple 1676, called 1682. m. (1) 23 Aug. 1676, Dorothy, da. of George Weldon of London, s.p.; (2) 1696, Sarah, da. of Richard Young of London, merchant, wid. of William Barrington of London, merchant, 2s. 2da.

Offices Held


The son of a London merchant, Wynn was related by marriage to Sir William Massingberd, one of the leading Tories in Lincolnshire. Before 1696 he had purchased the manors of Folkingham and Threckington, Lincolnshire, from the Earl of Lincoln for £24,491,1 and in 1701 he bought Bedwell Park in Hertfordshire, which became his principal seat.2 A Tory under Anne, he was returned for Boston in 1715, voting against the Administration till his death, 26 Oct. 1719.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. HMC Lords, n.s. ii. 262.
  • 2. VCH Herts. iii. 460.