Charles Selwyn

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Charles Selwyn (1689 - 9 June 1749) of West Sheen, Surrey, was an English Member of Parliament (MP).[1]

He was a younger son of Lt.-Gen. William Selwyn, MP, of Matson, Gloucestershire, who died in 1702 whilst Governor of Jamaica. His elder brother was John Selwyn, MP.

He was commissioned into the Army as a young child in 1692, rising to the rank of Major. He was then gentleman usher to the Princess of Wales (1714-27) and equerry to the Queen (1727–37). He was elected Mayor of Gloucester for 1736.

He was elected MP for Mitchell in 1722–27, Gloucester in 1728–34 and for Ludgershall in 1741–47.

He married twice; firstly Mary Cook, the widow of William Houblon and secondly Anna Maria, the daughter of Thomas Hyde and widow of John Geddes. He had no children by either wife.


  1. ^ "SELWYN, Charles (1689-1749), of West Sheen, Surr". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 24 April 2016.