Watkin Williams (1742–1808)

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Watkin Williams (?1742-30 November 1808), of Penbedw (Birkenhead), Denbighshire and Erbistock, Flintshire, was a Welsh politician and administrator.[1]


Williams was the son of Richard Williams, MP and Annabella Lloyd from Drenewydd. He was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford.


Williams was the Member of Parliament for Montgomeryshire 9 June 1772 – 1774 and Flint Boroughs 26 June 1777 – 1806.

He was Lord Lieutenant of Merionethshire from August 1789 to June 1793, Lord Lieutenant of Denbighshire from 1792 to 1793 and Constable of Flint Castle from March 1799 to his death. He was also a Major in the Salop militia (1766–96) and the Flintshire fusiliers (1803).

He died in 1808. He had married Elizabeth Stapleton, the daughter of Colonel James Russell Stapleton from Bodrhyddan, Flintshire but had no children.


  1. ^ "WILLIAMS, Watkin (1742-1808), of Penbedw, Denb. and Erbistock, Flints.". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Edward Kynaston
Member of Parliament for Montgomeryshire
Succeeded by
William Mostyn Owen
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir John Glynne, Bt
Member of Parliament for Flint Boroughs
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Pryce Lloyd, Bt