Sir Richard Wynn, 2nd Baronet


Sir Richard Wynn, 2nd Baronet

Sir Richard Wynn, 2nd Baronet (1588 – 19 July 1649), was the son of Sir John Wynn, 1st Baronet.

Educated at Lincoln's Inn, he entered the Lord Chamberlain's service in 1608 and was groom of the bedchamber to Charles, Prince of Wales, from 1617 to 1625. Wynn accompanied the prince on his voyage to Spain in 1623 and later wrote an account of the journey, published by T. Hearne in 1729 with the "Historia vikie et regni Ricardi II".

In 1625, Wynn was appointed treasurer to Queen Henrietta Maria. He became Baron Wynn in 1627 following the death of his father and in 1629 was once again groom of the bedchamber to Charles (now crowned as King Charles I) and Henrietta Maria. He was Member of Parliament for Caernarvonshire, 1614, Ilchester, 1621–2 and 1624, Andover, 1640, and Liverpool, 1640–1649. His unsuccessful contest for Caernarvonshire in 1620, when he was defeated by John Griffith of Cefn Amwlch, marked the eclipse of the political influence of Gwydir in the county.

He erected the Gwydir chapel in Llanrwst church and had a bridge built over the River Conwy in 1633. Despite his close connections with the royal family, he showed no eagerness to waste his estates in the king's service during the Civil Wars.

His marriage in 1618 to Anne, daughter and coheiress of Sir Francis Darcy, was childless, and the baronetcy and estates fell to his brother, Owen Wynn (1592–1660) in 1649.

References

*1911
*"D.N.B.," lxiii; "Cal. Wynn (of Gwydir) Papers," passim; "Clenennau Letters," i, Introduction
*"Hist. Gwydir Family," passim; W. R. Williams, "Parl. Hist. of Wales," passim
*E. Breeze, "Kalendars of Gwynedd," passim; "Cymm.," xxxviii
*"The Welsh Review," v, 187-191; "Trans. Caern. Hist. Soc.," 1939, 37-46; J. E. Griffith, "Pedigrees," 280-1
*E. G. Jones, ‘The Caernarvonshire Squires, 1558-1625’ (unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Wales)


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Sir Owen Wynn, 3rd Baronet — (1592–1660) inherited the family baronetcy, of Gwydyr, Wales in 1649 after the death of his brother Sir Richard Wynn, 2nd Baronet during the Civil War. Educated at Westminster School, Eton, and St John s College, Cambridge,[1] he was apprenticed… …   Wikipedia

  • Sir John Wynn, 5th Baronet — (1628–1719) succeeded his cousin Sir Richard Wynn, 4th Baronet as a baronet in 1674 but did not inherit the lands of the Gwydyr Estate which passed to his predecessor s daughter Mary. InheritanceSir John had inherited the Watstay Estate through… …   Wikipedia

  • Wynn Baronets — There have been two Baronetcies created for persons with the surname Wynn, one in the Baronetage of England and one in the Baronetage of Great Britain. One creation is extant as of 2008. The Wynn Baronetcy, of Gwydir in the County of Carnarvon,… …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Robartes, 2nd Earl of Radnor — Charles Bodvile Robartes, 2nd Earl of Radnor PC FRS (1660–1723) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1679 until 1685 when he inherited a peerage as Earl of Radnor. He was styled Viscount Bodmin from 1682 to 1685.… …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Watkin Williams-Wynn (elder) — The Right Honourable Charles Watkin Williams Wynn PC President of the Board of Control In office 1822–1 …   Wikipedia

  • Kingdom of Gwynedd — Infobox Former Country native name = Teyrnas Gwynedd conventional long name = Kingdom of GwyneddRef|1 common name = Gwynedd |continent = Europe region = British Isles country = Wales era = Middle Ages government type = Monarchy |event start =… …   Wikipedia

  • Aberffraw — is now a small village on the south west coast of Anglesey, Wales ( cy. Ynys Môn), by the west bank of the River Ffraw, at gbmapping|SH354693. The UK postcode begins LL63. Access by road is by way of the A4080 and the nearest rail station is… …   Wikipedia

  • Custos Rotulorum of Caernarvonshire — This is a list of people who have served as Custos Rotulorum of Caernarvonshire. Sir Richard Bulkeley c. 1544 John Wyn ap Meredith c. 1558 Maurice Wynn bef. 1562 – aft. 1577 Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester bef. 1579–1588 William Maurice bef …   Wikipedia

  • Gwydir Castle — is situated in the Conwy valley, North Wales, a mile to the west of the ancient market town of Llanrwst and convert|1.5|mi|km to the south of the large village of Trefriw. A fine example of a fortified manor house dating back to c1500, it is… …   Wikipedia

  • Newton (UK Parliament constituency) — Not to be confused with Newtown (UK Parliament constituency). Newton Former Borough constituency for the House of Commons …   Wikipedia