Sir Richard Wynn, 4th Baronet

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Sir Richard Wynn, 4th Baronet (1625–1674) succeeded his father Sir Owen Wynn, 3rd Baronet at Gwydir in 1660.

He was High Sheriff of Caernarvonshire for 1657, Member of the Parliament of England for Caernarvonshire, 1647–53 and 1661–75, and was associated with the municipal government of Denbigh. In 1659 he appears to have been implicated in the royalist insurrection arranged by Sir George Booth and Sir Thomas Myddelton (whose daughter, Sarah, he had married in 1654) and was for a while imprisoned at Caernarvon.

On his death in 1674 his estate passed to his daughter Mary (1661–89), who married, in 1678, Robert Bertie, who was then Lord Willoughby de Eresby, but later Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, in whose family Gwydyr remained until 1895. The baronetcy passed to John Wynn of Watstay (1628–1719), only son of Henry Wynn, tenth son of the first baronet; the 5th baronet was the last of the line.


  •  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1900). "Wynn, John". Dictionary of National Biography. 63. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  • Cal. Wynn (of Gwydir) Papers, passim; Clenennau Letters, i, Introduction
  • Hist. Gwydir Family, passim; W. R. Williams, Parl. Hist. of Wales, passim
  • E. Breeze, Kalendars of Gwynedd, passim; Cymm., xxxviii
  • The Welsh Review, v, 187-191; Trans. Caern. Hist. Soc., 1939, 37-46; J. E. Griffith, Pedigrees, 280-1
  • E. G. Jones, ‘The Caernarvonshire Squires, 1558-1625’ (unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Wales).

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir John Glynne
Member of Parliament of Caernarvonshire
Succeeded by
The Viscount Bulkeley
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Custos Rotulorum of Caernarvonshire
Succeeded by
Richard Bulkeley
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Sir Owen Wynn
Head of the House of Aberffraw
Succeeded by
Sir John Wynn
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Owen Wynn
(of Gwydir)
c. 1660–1674
Succeeded by
John Wynn