Baron Newborough[1] is a title that has been created twice in the Peerage of Ireland; both titles are extant. The first creation came in 1716 in favour of George Cholmondeley, later 2nd Earl of Cholmondeley. See Marquess of Cholmondeley for further history of this creation.

The second creation came in 1776 in favour of Sir Thomas Wynn, 3rd Baronet. He represented Caernarvonshire, St Ives and Beaumaris in the House of Commons and also served as Lord Lieutenant of Caernarvonshire. His son, the second Baron, represented Caernarvonshire in Parliament. He died unmarried and was succeeded by his younger brother.

The third Baron. He served as High Sheriff of Anglesey in 1847. On his death the titles passed to his grandson, the fourth Baron (the son of the Hon. Thomas John Wynn). He died as a result of an illness contracted on active service during the First World War and was succeeded by his younger brother, the fifth Baron.

When the fifth Baron died in 1957 the titles were inherited by his first cousin, the sixth Baron. He was the son of the Hon. Charles Henry Wynn, third son of the third Baron. He was succeeded in 1965 by his eldest son as the seventh Baron. As of 2022 the titles are held by the seventh Baron's son, the eighth Baron, who succeeded his father in 1998.

The Wynn Baronetcy, of Bodvean in the County of Caernarfon, was created in the Baronetage of Great Britain on 25 October 1742 for the first Baron's grandfather Thomas Wynn.[2] He represented Caernarfon in the House of Commons and was also a court official. His son, the second Baronet, represented both Caernarfon and Caernarvonshire in Parliament. He was succeeded by his son, the third Baronet, who was elevated to the peerage in 1776.

The family seat is no longer Peplow Hall, near Hodnet, Shropshire. The family also own the 12,500 acres Rhug Estate near Corwen, Denbighshire (the new family seat) and once owned Glynllifon (Plas Glynlifon), near Llandwrog, Gwynedd, Wales.[3]

Rhug estate, the family seat

Wynn Baronets, of Bodvean (1742) edit

Barons Newborough (1776) edit

Plas Glynllifon, former seat of the Wynns of Bodvean

The heir presumptive is the present holder's first cousin Anthony Charles Vaughan Wynn (b. 1949)
The heir presumptive's heir presumptive is his brother Andrew Guy Wynn (b. 1950)
The heir presumptive's heir presumptive's heir apparent is his son Alexander Charles Guy Wynn (b. 1981)

Notes edit

  1. ^ "WYNN family, of Rûg, Meironnydd, and Boduan (or Bodfean), Caernarvonshire". Dictionary of Welsh Biography. National Library of Wales. 1959.
  2. ^ Cokayne, George Edward, ed. (1906), Complete Baronetage volume 5 (1707–1800), vol. 5, Exeter: William Pollard and Co, pp. 87–88, retrieved 18 February 2012
  3. ^ Rhug Esate, Organic Farm, Our Story, A True Welsh Ancestry|access-date=2023-03-28

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