Charles William Wyndham

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Charles William Wyndham (8 October 1760 – 1 July 1828)[1] was an English politician.

He was the third son of Charles Wyndham, 2nd Earl of Egremont and Alicia Maria, daughter of the 2nd Baron Carpenter, and brother of Hon. Percy Charles Wyndham. He was educated at Westminster School from 1767 to 1775, and in 1801 he married Lady Anna Barbara Frances Child Villiers, daughter of the 4th Earl of Jersey and widow of William Henry Lambton of Lambton, County Durham. They had no children.[2]

At the 1790 general election Charles and his older brother Percy were returned as the two Members of Parliament (MPs) for Midhurst, a pocket borough in West Sussex which had recently been purchased by their oldest brother George, the 3rd Earl of Egremont.[2]

Wyndham gave up the Midhurst seat in 1795, shortly before his brother sold it, in order to sit for New Shoreham. He held that seat until 1802, when his brother persuaded him to stand for the county seat of Sussex. He held that seat until he stood down in 1812.[2]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 2)
  2. ^ a b c Thorne, R. G. (1986). R. Thorne (ed.). "WYNDHAM, Hon. Charles William (1760-1828), of Bignor Park, Sussex". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790–1820. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Edward Cotsford
Hon. Henry Drummond
Member of Parliament for Midhurst
1790 – 1795
With: Percy Wyndham
Succeeded by
Percy Wyndham
Peter Thellusson
Preceded by
John Clater Aldridge
Sir Harry Goring, Bt
Member of Parliament for New Shoreham
1795 – 1800
With: Sir Harry Goring, Bt to 1796
Sir Cecil Bisshopp, Bt from 1796
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for New Shoreham
With: Sir Cecil Bisshopp, Bt
Succeeded by
Timothy Shelley
Sir Cecil Bisshopp, Bt
Preceded by
John 'Mad Jack' Fuller
Charles Lennox
Member of Parliament for Sussex
With: John 'Mad Jack' Fuller
Succeeded by
Sir Godfrey Webster, Bt
Walter Burrell