Edward Wynne (chancellor)

Edward Wynne (chancellor)

Edward Wynne (1681 – 30 June 1755) was a Welsh lawyer and landowner. He was a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, an advocate at Doctors' Commons and Chancellor of the diocese of Hereford.


Wynne was part of the Wynn family from Bodewryd, Anglesey. He was the younger son of Edward Wynn, who was rector of Llantrisant, Anglesey at the time of his son's birth in 1681, and his wife Margaret, who was the eldest daughter of Robert Morgan, Bishop of Bangor. Wynne's elder brother, John, died in infancy. Wynne was educated at Jesus College, Oxford, where he matriculated on 18 December 1698, aged 17. He obtained various degrees thereafter: Bachelor of Arts (1702), Master of Arts (1705), Bachelor of Civil Law and Doctor of Civil Law (both 1711). He was appointed to a Fellowship of the college in 1703, retaining this position until 1711. [cite book|last=Hardy|first=Ernest George|authorlink=Ernest George Hardy|title=Jesus College|publisher=F. E. Robinson & Co|location=London|date=1899|chapter=Appendix III – List of Fellows] His uncle, Humphrey Humphreys, became Bishop of Hereford in 1701, and Humphreys appointed Wynne as chancellor of the diocese of Hereford in 1707. Wynne became an advocate in Doctors' Commons in 1712, his career being helped by the fact that his mother lived on the family estate at Bodewryd and managed matters there until her death in 1723.cite web| url=http://wbo.llgc.org.uk/en/s-WYNN-BOD-1170.html| title=WYNN family, of Bodewryd, Anglesey| last=Jones |first=Evan David |work=Welsh Biography Online |publisher=National Library of Wales| accessdate=2008-05-14]

Wynne held the position of chancellor of the diocese for many years, only leaving office a year before his death in 1755. In 1748, he endowed an annual sermon to be preached on the birthday of Bishop Humphries (24 November). He was regarded as a devoted servant of the diocese, with an interest in its history and administration. He was also noted as being a progressive landowner, bringing advances in agricultural matters from Herefordshire to his estate on Anglesey. In particular, he was said to have been the first landowner on Anglesey to grow turnips, which he did in 1714. He has been described as "undoubtedly, one of the chief men of Anglesey in the first half of the 18th century." Wynne was a patron of the Anglesey-born poet and cleric Goronwy Owen in Owen's youth, and it is known that Owen transcribed some documents for Wynne in 1739, when Owen was 16. [cite web| url=http://wbo.llgc.org.uk/en/s-OWEN-GOR-1723.html| title=Owen, Goronwy (1723–1769), cleric and poet | last=Jones |first=David Gwenallt |work=Welsh Biography Online |publisher=National Library of Wales| accessdate=2008-05-14]

Wynne had married Anne Lloyd, heiress of John Lloyd from the Vale of Clwyd. However, none of their children survived infancy. They were estranged for some time, but reconciled before Anne's death on 29 July 1739. Wynne himself died on 30 June 1755, and was buried on 4 July 1755. As Wynne had no children of his own who could inherit, the family estate passed to his sister's granddaughter, Margaret Owen, who married Sir John Stanley, 1st Baronet in 1763.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 2000 New Year Honours — The insignia of the Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George: Andrew Wood was awarded the Grand Cross in this Honours list. The New Year Honours 2000 for the United Kingdom were announced on 31 December 1999, to celebrate the year… …   Wikipedia

  • International Monarchist League — See Monarchist League for similar organisations Part of the Politics series on Monarchism …   Wikipedia

  • Cambridge University (UK Parliament constituency) — UK former constituency infobox Name = Cambridge University Type = University Year = 1603 Abolition = 1950 members = twoCambridge University was a university constituency electing two members to the British House of Commons, from 1603 to… …   Wikipedia

  • 2010 New Year Honours — The New Year Honours 2010, principally for the United Kingdom but also the Commonwealth Realms, were announced on 31 December 2009[1] to celebrate the year passed and mark the beginning of 2010. The 2010 New Year Honours were unusual in that none …   Wikipedia

  • Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics — USD (AT L) Flag of an Under Secretary of Defense …   Wikipedia

  • List of Phi Kappa Psi brothers — Phi Kappa Psi founders William Henry Letterman and Charles Page Thomas Moore Phi Kappa Psi (ΦΚΨ), also called Phi Psi , is an American collegiate social fraternity founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania on F …   Wikipedia

  • 2008 New Year Honours — The New Year Honours 2008 for the Commonwealth Realms were announced on 29 December 2007,[1] to celebrate the year passed and mark the beginning of 2008. The recipients of honours are displayed here as they were styled before their new honour,… …   Wikipedia

  • New Year Honours 2008 — The New Year Honours 2008 for the Commonwealth Realms were announced on 29 December 2007, [cite web| url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7163660.stm| title= Parkinson and Minogue top honours] to celebrate the year passed and mark the beginning of… …   Wikipedia

  • List of United States Military Academy alumni — Traditional hat toss at the 200th anniversary graduation ceremony at the United States Military Academy June 7, 2002 …   Wikipedia

  • 2002 New Year Honours — New Years Honours are announced on or around the date of the New Year in the Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The dates vary, both from year to year and from country to country. All are published in supplements to the London …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”