Windham Wyndham-Quin, 5th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl
Colonel Windham Henry Wyndham-Quin, 5th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl CB, DSO (7 February 1857 – 23 October 1952) was an Irish Peer, British Army officer and a Conservative Member of Parliament for South Glamorganshire 1895–1906.
He was the son of Captain Hon. Windham Henry Wyndham-Quin (1829-1865), a younger son of Windham Quin, 2nd Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl, by his wife Caroline Tyler, daughter of Rear-Admiral Sir George Tyler. He succeeded to the Earldom on the death of his cousin Windham Wyndham-Quin, 4th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl, who died in 1926 without male issue.
Military and political career
He again volunteered for service in South Africa in 1900, during the Second Boer War, and was appointed a captain in the Imperial Yeomanry on 14 February 1900. He raised and commanded the Glamorgan Imperial Yeomanry contingent, which served as a company in the 1st battalion Imperial Yeomanry, and on 18 April 1900 he was appointed 2nd in command of this battalion. He was mentioned in despatches, received the Queen’s medal (3 clasps), and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in November 1900. He was promoted to the honorary rank of Colonel 19 Oct 1901.
In the 1895 general election he was elected Member of Parliament for South Glamorganshire, winning the seat for the Conservative Party. He was re-elected in 1900, but lost the seat in the 1906 general election.
He served as High Sheriff of County Kilkenny for 1914.
He married Lady Eva Constance Aline Bourke, daughter of Richard Southwell Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo. They had the following children:
- Richard Southwell Windham Robert Wyndham-Quin, 6th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl (1887–1965)
- Captain Hon. Valentine Maurice Wyndham-Quin (22 May 1890 – 1983), married Marjorie Pretyman in 1919 and had three daughters, including Marjorie Olein, wife of Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 6th Marquess of Salisbury, and Pamela, wife of John Wyndham, 6th Baron Leconfield
- Lady Olein Wyndham-Quin (5 March 1892 – 1969)
- Miss Kathleen Sybil Wyndham-Quin (1895–1907)
- The Yeomanry Cavalry of Gloucester and Monmouth (1897)
- Sir Charles Tyler, GCB, Admiral of the White (1912)
- The Foxhound in County Limerick
- DUNRAVEN and MOUNT-EARL’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007
- "No. 27164". The London Gazette. 13 February 1900. p. 1001.
- "No. 27359". The London Gazette. 27 September 1901. p. 6306.
- "No. 27366". The London Gazette. 18 October 1901. p. 6785.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl
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