VAUGHAN, William (?1707-75), of Corsygedol, Merion.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1734 - 1768

Family and Education

b. ?1707, 1st s. of Richard Vaughan. educ. Chester and Mortlake schools; St. John’s, Camb. 22 Dec. 1726, aged 19. m. 2 Dec. 1732, his cos. Catherine, da. and coh. of Hugh Nanney, M.P., of Nannau, Merion., 1da. d.v.p. suc. fa. 1734.

Offices Held

Custos rot. Merion. 1731-69; ld. lt. 1762-d.


William Vaughan, like his father, a Tory, voted steadily against Walpole, though at a by-election in Caernarvonshire in 1740 he supported his Whig relations, the Wynns of Glynnllivon, against Watkin Williams Wynn. Absent from the division on the Hanoverian troops in December 1742, earning a reprimand from his constituents—‘we had no representative present to declare our sense of so extraordinary a measure’—and an admonition—‘in a word, exert an English spirit, in opposing all the bad designs of men with foreign hearts’1—he voted against them in 1744 and 1746. In 1747 he was classed by the Administration as Opposition. He died 12 Apr. 1775.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Peter D.G. Thomas


  • 1. Gent. Mag. 1743, p. 34.