Wynn Baronets

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, was created in the Baronetage of England on 29 June 1611 for John Wynn. The members of this line were heirs to the Aberffraw claim to the Principality of Gwynedd and Wales as direct descendents of Owain Gwynedd. The family continued to be prominent in politics, all the baronets save Owen sat as Members of Parliament, often for Carnarvon or Carnarvonshire. This creation became extinct in 1719, on the death of the fifth baronet. Wynnstay, near Ruabon, passed to Jane Thewell and her husband Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 3rd Baronet, who added the surname Wynn to his own in honor of his wife's princely heritage (see Williams-Wynn Baronets). Mary Wynn, only child and heiress of the fourth Baronet, was the wife of Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven. Sir Peter Burrell, husband of their great-granddaughter Priscilla, was created Baron Gwydyr in 1796. The Wynn Baronetcy, of Bodvean in the County of Carnarvon, was created in the Baronetage of Great Britain on 25 October 1742. For more information on this creation, see Baron Newborough.

=Wynn Baronets, of Gwydir (1611)=
*Sir John Wynn, 1st Baronet (d. 1627)
*Sir Richard Wynn, 2nd Baronet (c. 1588–1649)
*Sir Owen Wynn, 3rd Baronet (d. 1660)
*Sir Richard Wynn, 4th Baronet (c. 1625–1674)
*Sir John Wynn, 5th Baronet (c. 1628–1719)

Wynn Baronets of Bodvean (1742)

*see Baron Newborough


*Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). "Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage" (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.

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