Henry Wyndham, 2nd Baron Leconfield
A direct descendant of Sir John Wyndham, Leconfield was the eldest son of George Wyndham, 1st Baron Leconfield, and Mary Fanny Blunt. His father was the eldest natural son and adopted heir of George O'Brien Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont, and had succeeded to the Egremont estates on the death of his cousin the fourth Earl of Egremont in 1845. George Wyndham was his nephew. Leconfield was elected to the House of Commons for West Sussex in 1854, a seat he held until he succeeded his father as second Baron in 1869 and entered the House of Lords.
Lord Leconfield married Lady Constance Primrose, daughter of Archibald Primrose, Lord Dalmeny, and sister of Prime Minister Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, in 1867. They had six sons and three daughters. One of his sons, the Hon. William Reginald Wyndham, was killed on the Western Front in 1914 and is buried at Zillebeke Churchyard Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery in Belgium.
Lord Leconfield died in January 1901, aged 70, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest surviving son Charles. Lady Leconfield died in 1939. His daughter Maud Evelyn Wyndham was the mother of Henry Vincent Yorke, better known as the novelist Henry Green.
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Henry Wyndham
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
The Earl of March
|Member of Parliament for West Sussex
With: The Earl of March 1854–1860
Walter Barttelot 1860–1869
The Earl of March
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|Baron Leconfield||Succeeded by
Charles Henry Wyndham