OSW-PH-O-5-15-15 – Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn

Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart (3rd) (1692-1749) Painted by Michael Dahl, engraved by George Vertue.  Assumed additional name of Wynn in 1719.  D.C.L. Jesus College, Oxford, 1732, Mayor of Oswestry, 1728,  Mayor of Chester, 1732, M.P. for Denbighshire 1716-1749.  Implicated in Jacobite Rising in 1745.  Married Frances, daughter of George Shakerley of Hulme, Cheshire.  Known as the “Great Sir Watkin”.  Speaker Onslow referred to him as “a man of great note”