Henry Wyndham, 2nd Baron Leconfield

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Arms of Wyndham, Baron Leconfield and Egremont: Azure, a chevron between three lion's heads erased or a bordure wavy of the last. These are the arms of Wyndham of Orchard Wyndham differenced by a bordure wavy, for the illegitimacy of the 1st Baron Leconfield

Henry Wyndham, 2nd Baron Leconfield (31 July 1830 – 6 January 1901), was a British peer and Conservative Member of Parliament.

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[1] 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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  1. ^ Philip Guest (2012). "Herbert Henry Asquith: A Prime Minister's Family and Friends at War". Siegfried's Journal. 21: 19. ISSN 1758-5856. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Earl of March
Richard Prime
Member of Parliament for West Sussex
1854–1869
With: The Earl of March 1854–1860
Walter Barttelot 1860–1869
Succeeded by
Walter Barttelot
The Earl of March
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Wyndham
Baron Leconfield Succeeded by
Charles Henry Wyndham