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Charles Watkin Williams Wynn (1775-1850), Politician; President of the Board of Control

Sitter in 8 portraits
Charles Williams-Wynn was the second son of Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 4th Baronet, by his second wife Charlotte Grenville, daughter of the prime minister, George Grenville. In 1797 he was elected to parliament for the rotten borough of Old Sarum. He resigned this seat two years later, when he was elected for Montgomeryshire, which constituency he represented for over fifty years. Williams-Wynn served in several senior political offices including President of the Board of Control, Secretary at War and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. From 1847 to 1850 he was Father of the House of Commons.