Hugh Williams (of Chester)

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Hugh Williams (c.1694 – January 1742) was a Welsh politician.

He was the son of John Williams, of Chester and Glascoed, who was in turn a younger son of Sir William Williams, 1st Baronet. Hugh matriculated at Jesus College, Oxford in 1712, entered Gray's Inn on 10 February 1713, and was called to the bar in 1718.

He married first Ursula Bridgeman, daughter of Sir John Bridgeman, 3rd Baronet, and second Susannah Norris, daughter of Edward Norris, but had no children by either.

Williams defeated Thomas Lloyd, of Llanidan, in 1725 to enter the House of Commons for Anglesey as a Whig. He defeated Lloyd again in the election of 1727. He voted in favor of the bill to retain the Hessian troops in British pay in 1730 and the Excise Bill in 1733. He was unsuccessful in contesting Chester in 1734 and left Parliament, dying on 14 or 18 January 1742.

His widow remarried to Hugh Warburton of Winnington Hall.[1]


  1. ^ John Thomas, "A Genealogical Account of the Families of Penrhyn and Cochwillan" in William Williams, Observations on the Snowdon Mountains (London, 1802) p. 187.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
The Viscount Bulkeley
Member of Parliament for Anglesey
Succeeded by
Nicholas Bayly