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Wyndham, of Orchard Wyndham, co. Somerset (E Baronet, 1661 - 1845)

 

Creation: let.pat. 9 Dec 1661

 

Extinct: 2 Apr 1845

 

Family name: Wyndham

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Arms:

Azure a Chevron between three Lion's Heads erased Or

Crest:

A Lion's Head erased within a Fetterlock Or the bow compony counter-compony Gold and Azure

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Sir William Wyndham, 1st Bt.

son and heir of John Wyndham, of Orchard Wyndham, co. Somerset (by his wife Catharine Hopton, sister and cohrss. of Ralph [Hopton], 1st Baron Hopton, and dau. of Robert Hopton, of Witham, co. Somerset), 1st son and heir of Sir John Wyndham, of Orchard Wyndham, co. Somerset, and Felbrigg, co. Norfolk (by his wife Joan Portman, sister of Sir John Portman, 1st Bt., of Orchard Portman, co. Somerset, and dau. of Sir Henry Portman, of Orchard Portman, co. Somerset), only son and heir of John Wyndham (by his wife Florence Wadham, dau. of Sir John Wadham, of Branscombe and Merrifield, co. Somerset), 1st son and heir ap. of Sir John Wyndham, of Orchard Wyndham, co. Somerset, and Felbrigg, co. Norfolk (by his wife Elizabeth Sydenham, 1st dau. and cohrss. of John Sydenham, of Orchard, co. Somerset), 2nd son of Sir Thomas Wyndham, of Felbrigg, co. Norfolk, by his wife Eleanor Scrope, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Richard Scrope, of Upsall, co. York (by his wife Eleanor Washbourne, dau. of Norman Washbourne, of Worcester, co. Worcester), 2nd son of Henry [Scrope], 4th Baron Scrope of Bolton

born

c 1633

mar.

after 21 Apr 1656 Frances Hungerford (d. between 19 Nov 1696 and 4 May 1697; bur. with her husband in St Decumans, co. Somerset), dau. of Sir Anthony Hungerford, of Black Bourton, co. Oxford, and Farley Castle, co. Wiltshire, by his second wife Sarah Crouch, dau. of John Crouch, of London

children

1. Sir Edward Wyndham, 2nd Bt.

1. Rachel Wyndham (d. in or before Dec 1711), mar. (1) Sir George Speke, 2nd Bt., of Hasilbury, co. Wiltshire, and (2) Richard Musgrave

2. Elizabeth Wyndham, mar. Lieut General Thomas Erle MP, of Charborough House, co. Dorset, Governor of Portsmouth and Lieutenant General of the Ordnance     (b. 1650; d. 23 Jul 1720), 1st son and heir of Thomas Erle MP (by his wife Hon Susanna Fiennes, 3rd dau. of William [Fiennes], 1st Viscount Saye and Sele), 1st son and heir app. of Sir Walter Erle MP, of Charborough House, co. Dorset, and had issue

3. Frances Wyndham, mar. Nathaniel Palmer, of Fairfield (d. 1717), and had issue

4. Joan Wyndham (dsp.), mar. William Cary, of Clovelly

died

29 Oct 1683 (bur. at St Decumans, co. Somerset)

created

9 Dec 1661 a Baronet of England, styled "of Orchard Windham, co. Somerset"

suc. by

son

note

admitted to Lincoln's Inn 1649; Member of Parliament for Somerset 1656-58; created a Baronet 28 Aug 1658 by the Lord Protector Cromwell but disallowed at the Restoration 1660; knighted between 1660 and 1661; Member of Parliament for Taunton 1661-79

 

Sir Edward Wyndham, 2nd Bt.

born

c. 1667

mar.

16 May 1687 Catharine Leveson-Gower (b. c. 1670; d. 14 Mar 1704), sister of John [Leveson-Gower], 1st Baron Gower, and dau. of Sir William Gower later Leveson-Gower, 4th Bt., of Sittenham, co. York, by his wife Lady Jane Granville, 1st dau. and cohrss. in her issue of John [Granville], 1st Earl of Bath

children

1. Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Bt.

1. Jane Wyndham (bur. sps. 6 Feb 1719 at Eccleston), mar. 1708 as his first wife Sir Richard Grosvenor, 4th Bt., of Eaton, co. Chester, and had issue

died

1695 (bur. at St Decuman's, co. Somerset)

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Ilchester 1685-87, 1689-90 and 1690-95

 

Rt Hon Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Bt.

born

c. 1688

mar. (1)

15 Jul 1708 Lady Catharine Seymour (d. 9 Apr 1731), 2nd dau. of Charles [Seymour], 6th Duke of Somerset, by his first wife Lady Elizabeth Thynne, styled Baroness Percy, widow of (1) Lord Henry Cavendish later Percy, styled Earl of Ogle (1st son and heir ap. of Henry [Cavendish], 2nd Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne), and (2) Thomas Thynne, of Longleat, co. Wiltshire, and only dau. and sole hrss. of Josceline [Percy], 5th Earl of Northumberland

children by first wife

1. Sir Charles Wyndham, 4th Bt. later 2nd Earl of Egremont

2. Percy Wyndham later Wyndham-O'Brien, later 1st Earl of Thomond

1. Catherine Wyndham

2. Elizabeth Wyndham (d. 5 Dec 1769), mar. 1749 Rt Hon George Grenville MP, First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) and Chancellor of the Exchequer 1763-65 (b. 14 Oct 1712; d. 13 Nov 1770), 2nd son of Richard Grenville, of Wooton-under-Bernewood, co. Buckingham, by his wife Hester Temple, suo jure Countess Temple, and had issue

mar. (2)

1 Jun 1734 Maria Catherina Godolphin (b. c. 1683; widow of Lord William Godolphin, styled Marquess of Blandford, 1st son and heir ap. of Lady Henrietta Churchill, suo jure Duchess of Marlborough; d. 1 Sep 1779; bur. at Mortlake, co. Surrey), dau. of Peter de Jong, Burgomaster of Utrecht

died

17 Jul 1740

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Somerset 1710-40; Master of the Buckhounds 1710; Secretary at War 1712-13; Privy Counsellor 1713; Chancellor of the Exchequer 1713-14; aided and abetted the Jacobite revellion in Somerset 1715, committed to the Tower of London 1716 but released on bail and never brought to trial; an opponent of Walpole's Ministry and supported Frederick, Prince of Wales, in his quarrel with the King

 

Sir Charles Wyndham, 4th Bt., later 2nd Earl of Egremont

note

suc. his maternal uncle Algernon [Seymour], 7th Duke of Somerset and 1st Earl of Egremont, as 2nd Earl of Egremont 7 Feb 1750

 

The Baronetcy of Wyndham was held by the Earls of Egremont from 7 Feb 1750 until 2 Apr 1845, when on the death of George Francis [Wyndham], 4th Earl of Egremont, etc., all his titles became extinct.

 

 First written 7 Feb 2014

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