Sir Richard Wynn, 2nd Baronet

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Sir Richard Wynn, 2nd Baronet (1588 – 19 July 1649) was a Welsh courtier and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1614 and 1649.


Wynn was the second and eldest surviving son of Sir John Wynn, 1st Baronet and his wife Sidney, daughter of William Gerard, Lord Chancellor of Ireland. He was a Member of Parliament for Caernarvonshire in 1614.[1] He was Groom of the Bedchamber to Charles, Prince of Wales, from 1617 to 1625. He unsuccessfully contested Caernarvonshire in 1621 but in the same election he returned as MP for Ilchester.[1]

Wynn accompanied the prince on his voyage to Spain in 1623 and later wrote an account of the journey, published by T. Hearne in 1729 with the Historia vikie et regni Ricardi II. In 1625, he was elected MP for Ilchester again. He was also appointed treasurer to Queen Henrietta Maria.[2] He inherited the baronetcy after the death of his father in 1627. In 1629, he was once again groom of the bedchamber to Charles (now crowned as King Charles I) and Henrietta Maria. He established the Gwydir chapel in Llanrwst church and had a bridge built over the River Conwy in 1633.

In April 1640, Wynn was elected MP for Andover, for Newton and for Bodmin in the Short Parliament and chose to sit for Andover.[3] He was elected MP for Liverpool for the Long Parliament in November 1640. He sat in parliament until 1648 when he was excluded under Pride's Purge and died a few months later in 1649.


  1. ^ a b Willis 1750.
  2. ^ Chisholm 1911, p. 873.
  3. ^ Pink & Beaven 1889, p. 279.


  • Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Wynn, Sir John" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 28 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 873.
  • Pink, William Duncombe; Beaven, Alfred B. (1889). The parliamentary representation of Lancashire, (county and borough), 1258-1885, with biographical and genealogical notices of the members, &c.. p. 279.
  • Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. pp. onepage&q&f&#61, false 229–239.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir William Maurice
Member of Parliament for Caernarvonshire
Succeeded by
John Griffith
Preceded by
Right to return Members restored in 1621
Member of Parliament for Ilchester
With: Arthur Jarvis 1621–22
Edmund Waller 1624–25
Sir Robert Gorges 1625
Succeeded by
Sir William Beecher
Robert Caesar
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Andover
With: Robert Wallop
Succeeded by
Robert Wallop
Sir Henry Rainsford
Preceded by
Lord Cranfield
John Holcroft
Member of Parliament for Liverpool
With: John Moore
Succeeded by
Thomas Birch
John Moore
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir John Wynn
Custos Rotulorum of Caernarvonshire
Succeeded by
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
John Wynn
(of Gwydir)
Succeeded by
Owen Wynn