Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameSir Watkin WILLIAMS WYNN 4th Bart , 14406
Birth1749, Anglesey
Death1789, London Middx
FatherSir Watkin WILLIAMS WYNN 3rd Bart , 14405 (1692-1749)
MotherFrances SHAKERLEY , 14404 (1721-1803)
MotherElizabeth Berkley , 14770
FatherGeorge GRENVILLE , 14772 (1712-1770)
MotherElizabeth WYNDHAM , 14773 (1719-1769)
ChildrenWatkin , 14774
Notes for Sir Watkin WILLIAMS WYNN 4th Bart
Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 4th Baronet (23 September 1749 – 24 July 1789) was a Welsh politician and patron of the arts.

Williams-Wynn was the eldest son of the second marriage of his father, Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 3rd Baronet, to Frances Shackerley of Cheshire. He was a baby when his father was killed by a fall from his horse while out hunting, and inherited the extensive Wynnstay estates. On his coming of age in 1770, he held an extravagant party for 15,000 guests. An embroidered suit which he may have worn on this occasion is in the possession of the National Museum of Wales.[1]

Sir Watkin commissioned Robert Adam to build 20-21 St James's Square in London which was constructed between 1771 and 1775.

Sir Watkin was Member of Parliament (MP) for Shropshire from 1772 to 1774, and for Denbighshire from 1774 to 1789. He was Lord Lieutenant of Merionethshire from 1775-1789.

He was married twice, first to Henrietta Somerset, who died shortly afterwards, and in December 1771 to Charlotte Grenville. He had three sons and two daughters from this second marriage. Sir Joshua Reynolds painted a portrait of him with his first wife in theatrical costume, and another of his second wife with her children, in around 1778.[citation needed]
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