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He was born the second son of Sir Hungerford Hoskyns, 7th Baronet of Harewood Park, Herefordshire. In 1837 he married Theodosia Wren—great-great-great-granddaughter of Christopher Wren, and daughter and heiress of Christopher Roberts Wren of Wroxall Abbey, Warwickshire—and by Royal Licence changed his surname to Wren-Hoskyns.
Educated at Oxford University, Wren-Hoskyns was called to the Bar at Inner Temple in 1838. He served as High Sheriff of Warwickshire in 1855 and was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of the county in 1860. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Hereford from 1869 to 1874.
As an author his main interest was reform of land tenure. His works included:
- A Short Inquiry into the History of Agriculture in Mediæval and Modern Times (1849)
- Talpa or the Chronicles of a Clay Farm. An Agricultural Fragment (1852)
- Agricultural Statistics (1857)
- Occasional Essays (1866)
- A Catechism on the English Land System (1873)
- Lee, Sidney, ed. (1891). "Hoskyns, Chandos Wren-". Dictionary of National Biography. 27. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 400–401.
- "Review of A Short Inquiry into the History of Agriculture in Mediæval and Modern Times by Chandos Wren Hoskyns". The Quarterly Review. 87: 148–189. June 1850.
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Nicholas Goddard 2004
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Chandos Wren-Hoskyns
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
John William Shaw Wylie
|Member of Parliament for Hereford
with Edward Clive 1869–1871
George Arbuthnot 1871–1874
William Charles Alston
|High Sheriff of Warwickshire
Sir Peter Van Notten-Pole