William Best, 2nd Baron Wynford

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William Samuel Best, 2nd Baron Wynford (19 February 1798 – 28 September 1869), was a British peer.


Wynford was the son of William Best, 1st Baron Wynford, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas and his wife, Mary Anne, daughter of Jerome Knapp Junior of Chilton in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), Clerk of the Haberdashers' Company, by his second wife, Sarah, daughter and eventual heiress of George Noyes of Southcote, Berkshire & Andover. He married Jane, the daughter of William Thoyts of Sulhamstead House in Berkshire and his wife, Jane, the daughter & co-heiress of Abram Newman of Mount Bures, Essex, the famous London tea merchant. They lived together at Wynford House at Wynford Eagle in Dorset.

Political career[edit]

Wynford sat as Member of Parliament for Mitchell (also known as St Michael's) between 1831 and 1832, when the constituency was disenfranchised through the Great Reform Act.[1] He succeeded his father in the barony in 1845.

Personal life[edit]

Lord Wynford died in September 1869, aged 71, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son, William.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hon. Lloyd Kenyon
John Heywood Hawkins
Member of Parliament for Mitchell
With: Hon. Lloyd Kenyon
Constituency abolished
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Draper Best
Baron Wynford
Succeeded by
William Draper Mortimer Best