Charles Finch (MP)

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Hon. Charles Finch (4 June 1752 – 17 December 1819) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1775 to 1780.

Finch was the son of Heneage Finch, 3rd Earl of Aylesford and his wife Lady Charlotte Seymour, daughter of Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset. He was educated at Westminster School and matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford on 24 May 1769.[1] On 16 May 1772 he was admitted to Lincolns Inn.[2]

Finch was returned unopposed as Member of Parliament (MP) for Castle Rising at a by-election on 2 February 1775, on the interest of his cousin, Lord Suffolk. When his brother Lord Guernsey succeeded to the Earldom in 1777 he left his seat at Maidstone vacant. Finch convincingly won a contest at the by-election on 16 May 1777 and was returned as MP for Maidstone. He was defeated at 1780 general election.[3]

Finch married Jane Wynne, the daughter of Watkin Wynne of Voelas, Denbighshire on 28 December 1778. He died on 17 December 1819. Their only child was their son was Charles Wynn Griffith-Wynne (4 March 1780 – 22 March 1865).[3]


  1. ^ Foster, Joseph. "Alumni oxonienses: the members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886". University of Oxford. 
  2. ^ (William Paley. "The records of the honorable society of Lincoln's Inn." Lincoln's Inn (London, England). 
  3. ^ a b "FINCH, Hon. Charles (1752-1819)". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Alexander Wedderburn
Robert Mackreth
Member of Parliament for Castle Rising
With: Robert Mackreth
Succeeded by
John Chetwynd-Talbot
Robert Mackreth
Preceded by
Lord Guernsey
Horatio Mann
Member of Parliament for Maidstone
With: Horatio Mann
Succeeded by
Clement Taylor
Horatio Mann