WYNDHAM, Wadham (1773-1843), of Salisbury, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1818 - 6 May 1833
1835 - 23 Oct. 1843

Family and Education

b. 16 Oct. 1773, 1st surv. s. of Henry Penruddocke Wyndham*. educ. Warminster sch. 1787-9; Eton 1793. m. 1 Mar. 1821, Anne Eliza, da. of Lt.-Gen. Sir John Slade, 1st Bt., of Maunsell House, Som., s.p. suc. fa. 1819.

Offices Held

Cornet, Wilts. yeomanry 1794; capt. Wilts. militia 1796, maj. 1805.


Wyndham’s father, the Wiltshire county Member who retired in 1812, wished him to come in for Salisbury on the next vacancy, which occurred on the death of William Hussey in January 1813. But he was then in Scotland and the appearance of a competitor proved fatal to his immediate prospects. He was prepared to try again and in 1818 his successful rival Jervoise withdrew, letting him in unopposed. Lord Malmesbury thought he would have been a suitable county Member. He satisfied the corporation by promising hostility to Catholic relief, if not also by his disposition to support government. He made no known speech in his first Parliament, but voted with ministers against Tierney’s censure motion, 18 May 1819, breaking into a leave of absence on his father’s death to do so. He was in the minority against the extension of the franchise at Penryn, 22 June 1819. His politics remained conservative. Wyndham died 23 Oct. 1843.

Berks. RO, Pleydell Bouverie mss 027; Malmesbury mss, Malmesbury to FitzHarris, 26 Feb. 1818; H. A. Wyndham, A Fam. Hist. 1688-1837, p. 338.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne